Photo, what it mean to you?
Long time ago, my friend family member pass away, he look at the photo and say : "Family portrait just few only, because they don't like to take photo."
At the same time, my mind is thinking either travel photo or family portrait by smartphone, it's a memory to us - happiness of the moment. But, once family member is pass away, it's a memory to us too - people in the photo.
Then, I went back home and think. There are few travel photo and family portrait that capture by smartphone. At the moment, I decided to bring my family members to take a family portrait at studio.
Long time ago, attend to few funeral function, saw the picture is long time ago or either capture by phone. It's does not make a different to the person that pass away, but it's a memory for members that still here.
Memory that I have mentioned above, it does not mean on sadness emotion, but it's a memory to show to our next generation, people in the photo is who and how it's look.
I did not mean any problem if capture using smartphone, we can snap photo anytime, anywhere and sharing with the technology. But, we have forget why old generation is taking photo.
Photo, is a way for us to communicate and ice-breaking. If you want to take a photo, you need to communicate with people, at least "may we take a photo" or "may you help me to take a photo?". Then, there is a topic to continue for conversation.
Photography - a way to communicate.
Photo - a way of keep the memory.