I have this idea of salt 'n peppering my book of shadows with pages of, well, shadows – weird I know, but these images vividly invoke memories, weather, and feelings when I look at them, so I’ve been experimenting…only using the sun at present, would like to incorporate moon and fire shadows as well.
I love this idea!
I recently lost my HDD full of all my photos from the past ten years. Perhaps something like this could get me back into taking photos again.
I’m sorry you lost all your photos.
I think that’s a very interesting and unique idea! If the shadows and images invoke emotions, memories, and other things that are important to you, then I think it’s a great idea for your Book of Shadows!
Oh no! That’s literally my worst nightmare!
Thanks, all. But I really should’ve backed them up… And I did. I just deleted the backup to do it again reorganised, but procrastinated doing that, and then it became too late. I’ll either be able to recover everything, or I won’t. I haven’t given up yet.
As someone with “software engineer” as their job title, I should’ve known better.
But it’s okay. Humanity spent most of civilisation without being able to record their lives with photos. And life is lessons learnt. If I can’t recover anything, well, I’ve got a blank slate to create new memories on, and I won’t make the same mistake twice. I have all my photos from this year still on my phone anyway (now copied to my computer), and since my birthday/marriage is there, well, one could see it as a new life. Perhaps I don’t need to keep the old one.
Anyway, sorry to distract with this. I intended it as merely a reason behind some motivation, but I just wanted to add this comment to clarify that it’s okay.
Fabulous idea, very arty and atmospheric. Love it
@starborn I’ve lost photos too, but I found that as I’ve got older, old memories become stronger, almost like a photo album in my head, and memories I’d long forgotten have returned, it’s been kinda nice. It’s all in there, just misfiled, that what my mother always says. hopefully your computer skills will fix it
That’s a beautiful image.
Perhaps, as long as we take time to reflect on ourselves every so often, we can maintain this album in our heads.
I love that. I’m going to have to use it when I can’t remember things… which is all the time, so it’s going to get some good mileage!
haha well, I’m glad it’s okay! You’re right - we’re fortunate enough to be able to record all of our memories in picture format. That wasn’t always a possibility! We’ll be okay if and when things like that happen, and we can always document more memories.