don't look at your photos

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I used to be against taking pictures on holiday.

But that wasn’t it.

I was really against taking pictures and then spending time looking at them, rather than looking at the beautiful sunset, or hearing the subtle undulations of the breeze blowing through the trees.

Worse was taking pictures purely to post them to social media.

In that, there is a subtle loss. You are now living for the validation of another. Not taking the picture for yourself.

I now tend to just take pictures, and not look at them. Maybe afterwards, comb through them. But take and forget.

Otherwise it is like grasping at sand flowing through your fingers. The moment is gone, yet we try and hold on through captured photons etched on sensors.

We can take pictures, simply to take pictures.

Do and let go.

I enjoyed this video on how we should delete the majority of our photos: