Anyone who knows me, knows that I am constantly taking pictures. It may be with my SLR, my point and shoot, my Holga, or any number of cameras that I use. But one camera that I believe has revolutionized story telling is the iPhone. As many have said before me, the best camera is the one with you. I tend to carry more than one, but there is something incredibly simple and unassuming about the iPhone. In an instant a photo is taken and preserved in all it’s imperfect glory.
Earlier today I was going through photos on my phone and it dawned on me that I had a rolling photo essay of my life. Vacations, family moments, births, deaths, strange objects, interesting textures and patterns, cities and countries, and more. Every photo is a moment in time with a story, however insignificant, associated with it. As I looked through the thousands of photos, I was struck by how strange and beautiful our lives are. Take a quick snapshot everyday with your phone and before you know it you will have a visual journal of where you have been, the people you love, and the things that inspire you. It doesn’t have to be an iPhone or a phone at all, but something you carry with you every day to document your strange and wonderful world.