Monday, March 23, 2009

Photos Instead of Stuff


A few weeks ago, I was cleaning out a closet and came across a pile of photos I'd taken nearly ten years ago when I was selling regularly on ebay (and using a 35mm camera). It was interesting to look over all the things that had passed through my hands, including a few I regretted parting with. That's how I felt when I saw this photo of a Bavarian sugar and creamer set (well, it was intended to be an inviting image, after all). I held the photo for a second thinking "Geez, I wish I'd kept those," and had an idea. I placed the photo on a shelf in my kitchen where I would have displayed them had they been kept. The photo is enjoyed every bit as much as if the pieces were sitting there themselves. Which got me thinking: how much of my precious stuff would I be equally contented by in having only a photo of the object instead of the object itself? Hm. Nah....