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This got me thinking today:
WHAT IF YOU WERE ASKED TO PLACE SOMETHING IN A TIME CAPSULE THAT WOULD BE OPENED IN 100 YEARS; WHAT WOULD YOU PLACE IN THERE THAT WOULD REPRESENT YOUR LIFE ?, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT FUTURE GENERATIONS OF YOUR FAMILY TO KNOW ABOUT YOU ?, AND WHAT RECOMMENDATIONS WOULD YOU MAKE FOR THEM?----- some thoughts: a letter to them, a scrapbook, a video of you discussing your life, a journal.----- wouldn't it be nice if you had something like this from your great great grandparents?!!!!!
A simple photo of me, my wife and our sons. With a simple note about our family.
An empty beer bottle, an empty pack of smokes, and a greasy McDonald's wrapper. Maybe some gum.
The Leica glow, the daily express, Eugene Terreblanche ……ooooooooo………..the list is endless
A binder of my B&W negs, of course. The work of a total duffer like me of a 100 years ago could well merit their own show or a nice photo spread in National Geo and there's a reason why.
100 years ago, photographers made people put their hats to the back of their heads so people could see their faces. Nowadays, there's debates about what those hats actually looked like. Pros making the sale interfered with the history.
Same deal with nature photos. The image of a canyon from 100+ years ago isn't as interesting as the material the image rests on, the camera, or the fully laden pack mule that got it there. We still have canyons, trees, birds, and waterfalls but few of us use glass plates or travel by mule.
People in their ordinary clothes doing ordinary things are what is fascinating about old photographs. The mundane is what disappears almost completely over time because no one values it, nor seeks to perserve it.
Let's see, what lens do I need to record an open refrigerator? Maybe the Elmar, it has a nice flat field. But wait! This is for history! I better break out the Speed Graphic, the Schneider glass, and the tripod. Future generations are counting on me.
How about a note to the future - hey, sorry about the huge national debt! Suckers! Bwahahaha!
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