I woke up this morning with a tweet and an email that started my day off in the most incredible way. Casey Neistat tweeted “Here Comes the Sun” by George Harrison, and while I was listening to that, I saw Chase Jarvis/Creative Lives’ email about it being National Camera Day. While I’ve had a lot of cameras, I have only one that means the most to me; it was my dad’s camera. One day about ten years ago my sister just showed up with it and said I thought you might like this. I didn’t even know it still existed. Dad was born in Indiana, and when his job with Boeing moved us to Seattle he fell in love with Mount Rainier, and most of my childhood memories include family photos of us kids standing in front of Mount Rainier taken on his Minolta Hi-Matic E camera.
Cameras document memories for all of us, and it’s been a trip down memory lane for me this morning, so a big thank you to Casey and Chase today, and let’s all go out and make some photographs.