Photographer guilt stems from the disarray of our photographic collections on various devices and lack of legacy archive planning.
Back in the day when we used film and had our photographs developed and printed, there were two things that were different from today’s digital image world.
We were more careful about the images we captured because there was stock and production to pay for.
We could put our hands on our proudest images because we’d move them from the developer’s envelope into photo albums and scrapbooks.
Today, we snap more images. They’re kept on different places: phones, cameras, storage cards and drives, hard drives, laptops and in the cloud. It’s harder to surface the gems from this sea of images.
The guilt is that feeling of “one day I’m going to sort this and compile my pool of desert island photographs. The ones I want to leave my children which will help them remember the story of their father’s life.”
So why haven’t already done this?
First written and published by Gareth Morlais on 4 June 2013.