One of the inevitable jobs when moving from one home to another home (which is what I am doing at the moment) is opening up lots of dusty, old, sellotaped up boxes, which are full of things you know you love but you just can’t remember what.
I’ve rediscovered an old teddy bear, letters from friends (from BEFORE EMAIL), books, (hundreds) IKEA candle holders (?) crockery, an old pair of roller-skates (proper retro Fisher Price) and stacks and stacks and STACKS of old photographs, all taken pre-digital and all with that beautiful grain, that only manual cameras and film could achieve. Instagram, eat your heart out.
We’re all so loud with our photo sharing today. Social media is terribly noisy… so I thought I’d share with you some precious pictures quietly. All taken by my dad on his manual camera… I scanned them all and have saved them to a brand new album on my Irista account, called ‘Untold Stories’.
And here are just a few of the ones I added…
If you have any old photos lying around, or even in albums, you’ll know that they don’t look as good now as they did then. Some of mine are a little curved around the edges, faded in places and some are even a bit cracked.
I so miss being little.
But I so love now too ;)
It’s always good to have a little reminder of your journey and how small you once were, don’t you think? And these memories are precious.. so maybe don’t let your photos crumble away – protect them.
I’m so pleased I did.
Canon have sponsored some of my work, including this post, where I have been trying out and using their new platform Irista – I am loving it!