So thank you Mr Daguerre, it is because of you that we have photos. Photos which capture so perfectly a moment in time, such as this classic photo of a suburban kitchen, circa 1963. All the women in the kitchen preparing a meal while the men are elsewhere, waiting for that same meal. Love the frocks, the pearls, the cardi's, everyone lending a hand in that little kitchen. And there's my gorgeous Mum, second from the left.
: that we were once happy to pose in a bikini
: that long white socks and yellow shorts were okay ... then
They remind us ...
: that we never need to pay someone to take our photo in period costume ever again: that time passes quickly and we should focus on what's important
: that we need to be aware of the background and not stand in front of the washing
: that cake, pikelets and frog-in-the-pond is all the food you really need at a birthday party
: that we've done some silly things in our time, but that's all part of it
: that posing naked, except for a cat mask, while pregnant, was all about the hormones
And because it is World Photography Day, I have taken a photo today, and here it is, to share with you. A view which is almost on our doorstep, of an overcast day, rolling hills, a rusty shed and cows all in a line.
Do you remember your first camera, your early photos?
Do you have a favourite photo?