I like to imagine what my life will be like in the future. If I have children, I would enjoy telling them about my life when I was young just as my parents did with me. I would love to flick through old photo albums of my childhood and teenage years and tell them of all the fun adventures me and my friends got up to. However I know it won’t be the same as when I was young. Photographs are now taken on camera phones and uploaded onto social networking sites in stead of developed and put into photo albums for private use. Photographs are no longer fun memories to share with our friends and family but posed photos where we believe we look good to share with the whole world. These are not the type of photographs that will interest my children, they wouldn’t have interested me if they were my parents. I still believe in developing photos and putting them in photo albums just as my parents still do.
As part of my project I am creating a photo album of Instagram photos. This is my interpretation of the photo albums of the future and the type of pictures that will be displayed in them. These include photos of our food, posed photos with friends and pouting “selfies”. I will be using the photographs I have been taking with the Instagram logo in them. I hope to bring back developed photos that conjure up great memories and not just how good we look.