A friend of mine shared an article with me regarding photographers and their memories. Oddly enough, it stated that people who take photographs are less likely to remember the details of an event because they are so focused on “getting a pic.” WRONGO. I seriously couldn’t disagree more.
I take photographs because I want to remember, and I believe that it only strengthens my memories. The other day somebody said/tweeted something to the effect of, “I saw a boy the other day and thought he was really cute, but when I tried to think of him later, I couldn’t remember his face!” I feel like that happens with most things or events, not just people.
When I scroll through the thousands of photographs on my phone [I should really back them up…] I remember details [not the visible ones] that would have otherwise slipped my mind – possibly forever. And even without the picture to trigger a memory, if Daniel questions something, I instantly reply, “No, I remember because I took a photograph of __________.” The act of capturing a moment jogs my memory. So really? You’re gonna tell me my memory sucks because I hide behind my lens? HA. It’s a comical theory.