Some people shoot timeless photographs. For April’s CM Creativity Exercise, and my monthly blog circle, we were encouraged to do the opposite and create a “photographic time capsule,” deliberately dating our photos with product placement, fashion, modern technology, etc. I think nearly all of my people photography is more along the lines of time capsule than timeless, actually. Recording people doing what they want to do is my most compelling reason to make pictures.
In my family, we spend a lot of time interacting in front of computers, either playing games like Minecraft, sharing music, discussing history or science in CGPGrey or Crash Course videos, or working on written or creative projects.
This photo records a lot memories for a time capsule: our old vinyl flooring we have been planning to replace for a long time, my love of maps, my son’s love of gaming, that mess of wires that is gradually becoming a thing of the past, and my son’s tendency to not bother with shirts and sit with his feet under him.
My kids love to write . . . but rarely do they write on paper. Yay for the trees!
The first three photos are all from the last few weeks. The last photo is from last June, taken for an assignment during my Lifestyle Photography class. It amazes me how nimble and skilled my son is on the keyboard. His fingers fly and he types words with a lot of accuracy. I’m glad to have a photo that shows the keyboard he learned on. As you can see above, we have recently bought a new computer and we expect the old laptop is near the end of its days.