Imagine yourself at the end of your life. What sort of legacy will you leave? Describe the lasting effect you want to have on the world, after you’re gone.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us LEGACY.
I’ll leave behind a lot of pictures.
It’s hard for me to throw a photo away, but I started culling photo albums, removing several albums’ worth of mediocre landscapes and too many squirrels and cats and flowers. I separated family by branches, so it’ll be easier to distribute photos, if anybody wants them when I’m dead. I sent some to people who should have them.
My kids will want the albums from their childhoods, but I don’t know if they will value my grandparent’s and my father’s old photos. Maybe someday one of my granddaughters will be interested in the family tree and treasure the photos of our ancestors. I hope so. I hate to think of those old photos ending up at the Goodwill.
I don’t make many prints anymore. I’ve adapted to keeping photos on the computer. I only print my best shots for keeps, plus a few to send away to the old folks who don’t do internet.
The job isn’t done yet. When I’m done with the prints, there’s a ton of images on my computer I could organize better. At least they don’t take up closet space.