For the last four years I have been posting a variety of images, but always coming back to my earlier documentary images, taken in the 60s, 70s and later to come the 80s, 90s and more recent times. I can do this because I had the foresight to carry a camera with me wherever I chose to go. It was inconvenient, kept me from some fun times, many questionable, but it has become a treasure trove of incredible images, each carrying memories from these times.
Each time period has its character, many to repeat decades later, but if you haven't a way to remember, then you have lost a valuable tool to understand life in our current eras. What I did wasn't special, it was simple journalism, documentary in nature.
The past if often repeated by those who forget the past. In some cases, the past has destroyed itself through the modern rewriting of history, or the lack of the physical world that has vanished in what many have falsely assumed is the better modern world. This too is a repeat of earlier times, as the 1920s were the another modern age. I'm sure they felt that way, and those in the revolutionary times of the 1700s, most likely did as well.
What I recorded was written on paper, or recorded on film, both mediums that last. The digital world records, but I feel is might be a limited resource for the future, as it is easily altered, and has a questionable durability to be saved for future generations. Crashes, storage mediums and constantly changing operating systems allow the information to decay or just be lost over time.
Since the 1970s I have also been recording the daily, the unusual and the unbelievable in book form, in my daily journals, and film. If you have been a follower of these images and stories, you might want to begin doing this as well.
If you don't, that's fine, but if you do, you can look forward to what I have to offer, to another generation, down the line.