“And finally, don’t forget that the biggest joy in photography is making pictures of those things in your own life. It doesn’t need to be a St. Patrick’s Day Parade with thousands of revelers to be important. Your friends, your family, your own life—that should be the first subject you work on. It’s a given your family will be tired of being photographed, but don’t give up. In another couple of decades, those are the pictures you will be glad to have.”—The Online Photographer: Just Shoot, Shoot, Shoot: An Interview with David Burnett, Part II (via photographsonthebrain)
I´ve benn thinking how we humans relate to objects and i have found how strongly we relate to certain objects.
nowadays the most ubiquitous objects are mobile electronics like tablets, cell-phones and laptops which may vary but are all the same… these electronics absorbe your soul but we think the opposite, we think they help us expand it…
but in the old days people where more deeply bonded to certain objects in a manner that defines them unambiguously.
carpenters used hammers
woodsmen used axes
hunters used muskets
blacksmiths used (other type of) hammers
warriors used swords
all these objects iconic of a single lifestyle and advocacy.
since objects are so important for human survivorship that may be an explanation why we relate to objects in such an emotional manner.