I, of course, still have the photographs from those years. The color has faded, and the images are certainly not as sharp as today's digital photos. The important part is that those photographs tell the stories of my teens and early twenties - of my family, my early and long-lasting friendships, the courtship with my one and only sweetheart. Those Instamatic images are a fairly appropriate life metaphor about today - the color has faded, and the images are certainly not as sharp, but the love of life continues.
Did you have an Instamatic camera? What are your favorite photographing memories?
Here are two of mine.
|Six Flags - Georgia, 1967|
|University of South Carolina, 1972|