Forgotten | Atlanta Fine Art Photographer

August 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Day 13 - Forgotten - Use Paper

In this theme, Brooke asked us about when we've felt forgotten, but I was inspired to do a piece based on how I try hard not to forget things.  My memory has never been very good and even my son has to remind me about things.  I hate it when I forget something important, so I try to keep reminders for myself - mostly in my phone now.  I used to keep a journal regularly and have several that I filled when I was younger so that I could remember the events that have happened in my life.  This effort to remember is what my piece is illustrating today.  

Photography has been the main course of remembering for the last ten years or so.  Especially in the lives of my children.  I feel like photos do a much better job at capturing them and how they are growing.  I do wish I had more time to journal as the act is very therapeutic for me, but as a journal is a very personal item, I know that it isn't something I would share with my children later.  I do want to be remembered by them and for the work I do to be valued, but at the same time, I know how small I am in the grand scheme of things and so being forgotten by others isn't all that much of a worry.  I appreciate my friends and family who go out of their way to make me feel important and as an introvert I also appreciate that they don't pressure me to be involved more than I have energy to do so.  Is being forgotten something that bothers you?  What do you do to remember things?

Model is myself, other stock is from Pixabay.


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