Gone are the days when we planned our photos carefully. When every frame of film was precious; every frame cost money so we didn’t dare to waste it. Now, in the day of digital photos, we snap photos by the dozens…or by the hundreds. A one-day event leaves you with several dozen photos and a whole week-end can produce what used to take several rolls of film. The numbers grow even larger when you think about a week long vacation or chronicling a child’s life over the years. On top of this, we often have easy access to the photos taken by friends and family which can easily double, triple or even quadruple the numbers.
So, the question is, what do we do with all those photos? Most of us would probably answer, “Nothing.” They end up locked away on a CD, USB drive or catalogued on our hard drive on our computer or our albums on Facbook. We rarely print them. We rarely share them or look at them more than once. They just….are.
Now, how sad is that? Isn’t the whole purpose of a photo to be seen? To be shared? They have stories to tell, but no one can hear them trapped in the digital world. Their stories are part of our history, part of our life journey and they deserve to be heard.
That’s why I am so excited about all the possibilities with Heritage Makers. There is finally a purpose for all those photos. They can be transformed into beautiful family heirlooms, gorgeous works of art, informative announcements, commemorative storybooks, and countless other possibilities. Truly, the sky’s the limit! Their stories are being told and can be retold for generations to come.
So take a look at some of my creations. You’ll find many of them in my Gallery of Art page and links to other larger projects below this post. Then, let your own imagination soar and start dreaming of what your collections of photos could become! Think of all of your life stories, your unique experiences, that are waiting to heard! I’d LOVE to hear what you come up with. Hopefully I can even help you make that dream a reality. Leave me a comment and let’s start to get those stories out.