In the last few months, I’ve become interested in photography. I’m definitely not great (or even good) at it, but I’m learning what it takes to capture an image, and I have enjoyed reconnecting with the artist dwelling in me.
A friend of mine sent this article to me, and to be honest, I think it is absolutely fabulous what Help-Potrait is doing. I can honestly say that I’d never considered photography as a way of giving back to a community; it has challenged me to think outside of the box in my own community, and how I could ‘give back’ using what I consider to be a dabbling hobby.
In my own world, it made me think of the thousands of photographs my mother has of our family; or my friend, Tracey, who literally spent weeks going through photographs, cataloging them for her six children; or my own stack of photographs I’m collecting of my son.
I don’t think I ever realized what a treasure a photo can be; but even as I sit here, I look around my flat, photos of friends and family displayed everywhere, beautiful reminders of people I love.
And they are treasures.