I take pictures because I want to remember.

I take pictures because I can look at them and instantly recall details I had forgotten.

I take pictures because there is something so breath-takingly, mind-numbingly cool about

(for a moment)

being able to freeze time.

I take pictures because time plays tricks on us all and
moments that I want to remember looking like this:

will somehow end up looking like this in my mind’s eye:

I want to remember it all.
But I know I can’t.

And so I photograph.
That’s why.



5 Responses to Why?
  1. Tara
    March 21, 2011 | 8:26 am

    love love love the in-focus version!

  2. Hope
    March 28, 2011 | 9:21 am

    All of your children are beautiful but that baby is stunning. What a lovely photo.

  3. Leigh Lumpkin
    April 14, 2011 | 9:07 pm

    Could not have said it better myself!