A few months ago I asked my mother to borrow her family photo album. I took macro photos of each of the pictures and will slowly try to digitally fix each. This will take a bit of time, however I believe it is time worth spent. I will also repair to album, clean it carefully and rebuild it. I hope to deliver it back to my mother in better condition with a digital copy of the fixed images.
Here we have my grandfather on my mother's side, standing not he far right in the light suit. He is standing next to friends or family (I am working to understand who) at a race track. I love the outfits and how they pose for the camera. This is a snapshot taken to remember a wonderful day among friends. It is something done quickly, without a great deal of planning, but over time it has gathered more importance.
For those that come after, simple photos of family takes on great importance. After a hurricane hits, or a tornado, you never hear people crying over their television sets, they all cry over lost photographs. My grandfather held this photo, he put it into the album to keep it. Now I will try to save it and digitally share it with other family members.
Patrick...confirmed film & digital photography addict.