Through Cam's Lens: Images

Through Cam's Lens: Images

“Every memory of walking out the front door

I found the photo of the friend that I was looking for

It's hard to say it, time to say it

Goodbye, goodbye”

I have a lot of pictures in my phone – a lot for me; but maybe a small number for someone else – 11,588 pictures to be exact at the time of writing this; as well as 1,403 videos. So as you can imagine, sometimes it’s really hard to find something specific that I’m looking for.

Whenever I go on deep dives through my camera roll, I run into so many images that I had forgotten about. Memories that were stored away in the cabinets of my mind that only resurface because one or more of my senses were triggered – people that I haven’t seen or spoken to in a while; or Danielle or Zion, who I see often, but still it would seem that they have grown so much, so fast.

The other day I realized that I also have a lot of images of persons that I’m no longer “cool” with. Maybe time just did its thing and we drifted apart or it’s someone who might catch these hands if I saw them today… Lol. It’s interesting stumbling onto those moments, and reliving them – almost.

It makes me upset sometimes… not the picture in itself, but the fact that: “Damn, we were so close!” Knowing the current status of the relationships compared to what they used to be – and it’s like, sheesh. But thankfully, the feeling only lasts for a little bit, though – a fleeting feeling!

After that brief moment of being upset, what I enjoy most is that I get engulfed with the amazing feelings of being in that moment again. Remembering the laughs or the smells or setting the timer and running back to the camera, lol... or asking a stranger to take a picture of us – and that’s what I love about photography – or just taking pictures in general; reliving the moments.

I’ve taken pictures on my phone before on outings with friends and they’re like, “I don’t like that picture.” or “Take another one; it’s blurry.” And I’d refuse to delete the one that I took. Taking another is just recreating the moment that I actually captured the first time. Yes, it might be a better quality picture the second time around, but what about the moment?

Maybe I’m just cheesy.

But.

I love creating things and capturing moments that you can relive and get excited; or tear up; or laugh.

I’ve asked God to take pictures for me a few times – strange, but let me give you some context… Lol. There was a time when I was on the wharf in town close to the old Burger King. A friend and I were just kicking it, laid back, staring at the sky. First of all, I don’t have a drone, but even if I did, I’m sure there wasn’t enough light for it to get any type of picture. So I asked God to do it. Hopefully, it’s something that I’ll get to see one day.

Okay, now that I’ve bored you with my sentimental article, I will leave you to go about your day.

But… create moments, man... and capture them when you can.

*Yo, Siri, play Photograph by Nickelback*