29.6.11

Too Hard to Keep

Do you have any photos that are just too hard to keep? Jason Lazarus has started a blog and respository for all those photos that are just too hard to hold onto. Any theme, any memory. The photos will be stored away in Chicago so that they may exist without being destroyed. And you never have to look at them again. The blog is an interesting peak into the unknown world of other people's "too hard to keep" box. And it got me thinking about my own little collection... what would be in yours?

11 comments:

Annika said...

That's a great concept. But looking at the photos makes me strangely sad, even though I do not know the story behind them.

lisa said...

This is a neat idea Clare! Truly one I have not heard of before. I have an enormous folder on my computer of just such photographs, and yet every time I look through some of them, I end up pulling one or two out to keep. Probably have some kind of deep-seated issues here, since I do the same when I clean out my closet!! :-)

Silver Strands said...

What an interesting idea ... But I don't know - I don't think I can ever part with any of mine.

Jamie said...

What a cool concept. I've never really stopped to think any photos are too sad to keep, but I love that there is a place for them if I ever feel that way.

SJ said...

i don't think i have any photos that are difficult to look at but it's a really inetresting idea for a blog.

Kristin said...

The second photo is great. Fantastically.

justine said...

what a great idea but when I did a photography course last year the photographer said not to throw away pictures because you can see how far you have come and also they can look actually look ok a year or so from when you took them.

Kristina said...

uh, i also have many pictures in this category :) i am saving them under "diverse" on my computer - too good to delete, too bad to keep in a dedicated folder! :)
happy weekend!

Anika said...

I can think of a handful...sometimes I think of torturing myself and gazing at them again and getting a bit lost in them. I hid them too well however and have no idea where they are anymore. Strange how they don't seem to leave my mind.

Dorian Susan said...

I'm late in commenting....but...
this post causes pause. I've not thought about discarding photos because they're painful. Very interesting concept. I've been shooting for just over a year now-constantly trying to create good images. I don't so much focus on the poor ones-but this is points more at heartbreak. Thanks for the thought.
I hope that bottom photo isn't too painful to keep-it is lovely.

Stephanie said...

That's a concept I've also never thought about. I don't take enough pictures to know what it means for something to be too hard to keep. (Although maybe if I had pictures of the most terrible years of my life I would understand.) But for me it would be more important to keep hard pictures in a safe and hidden place, so that years later, when I'm healed enough, I can look back at them. So I don't know what I think about this.