That’s Why I Love Archiving My Photos
Now I understand how every photograph has a story, even if it was taken many years ago.
A few years ago, when I got my first camera, a friend suggested I invest in something that would save all my work and projects. The small square thing that could save thousands of photos — a hard drive.
To be honest, I didn’t get used to archiving photos. I didn’t even know where my childhood or family photos were — I had seen them once, in an old album photo, but it was lost while my family and I were moving from city to city. (I bet it can be exciting to see it and send it to the family group, all laughing together at the comical pose.)
Taking my friend’s advice, I purchased a 2 TB hard drive with vibrant color so I wouldn’t lose it. Since then, whenever I finish a work, I back up the photos into it right away.
Fast forward to living in Mexico City; I forgot to bring it with me. After three years, lucky for me, a friend brought it back. As soon as I got it, I plugged it into my laptop to see if it still worked.
Opening it felt like time-traveling into nostalgia.
Before moving to Mexico City, I worked as a wedding photographer. One particularly memorable job was photographing a Muslim wedding procession, where men and women, either family or guests, are separated during the events. I was so excited to get the opportunity.
I love street photography, especially in traditional markets. The colors, hustle, and stories unfolding became my favorite scenes.