This post is in collaboration with Photobox
The Viking is, as he explains it, obsessed with the temporary nature of existence. To this end he has begun a few things to try to capture our lives in a more permanent way, so we have something more than our memories. He has begun using what is termed a “life logger” which you wear and it takes a photo every 30 seconds of whatever you’re looking at (obviously he doesn’t use it at work). Extending the permanency idea, he has also started printing our Instagram photos as magnets, creating a video of every photo taken throughout the year shown for only 10 seconds each, and doing a photobook for each year of our lives.
I particularly enjoy the photobook.
Back in the day, when time was free and I somehow seemed to have more energy, I used to indulge in scrapbooking. I’m sure you’re familiar with that hobby, you put photos onto card inside a folder with all kinds of embellishments to turn every page into a work of art in itself. But as I began to run out of time, scrapbooking became more and more difficult to maintain. The cost, the time involved in creating the pages, selecting and printing all the photos, and the storage. Oh, the storage. So it was easy to see why I was excited to discover you can actually design the whole page online and have it printed into a book for you.
Our year books are quite silly, to be honest, and although they capture the big events like getting engaged, getting married and buying a house, we have also elected to include the things we consider to be “big moments” in our everyday lives.
One year, for example, has a big picture of a spider in it, because that was the night we found a spider on the wall which was too big to go down the vacuum cleaner and wasn’t any kind of spider we had ever encountered. So we did what any normal people would do – we surrendered the house to the spider and sealed ourselves in our bedroom, hoping it wouldn’t bring 50 of its mates during the night and re-enact a scene from Eight Legged Freaks.
We also put together a book for our wedding, and are working on one for our trip overseas. It’s often overlooked, in this digital age, to have physical photos but I still believe it’s important. If for no other reason than a photobook can be looked at and flipped through by your audience at their leisure, rather than you having to explain every photo a thousand times. And if I get bored giving a slideshow presentation, I can only assume how bored you are to receive one.
And, as we all know – if there’s no pic, it didn’t happen 😉
In conjunction with Photobox, we’re giving away an A4 personalised Photobook, valued at $49.95!
To enter, all you need to do is comment on this post and answer this question: What would you put in your Photobook, and why?
Terms & Conditions
- Competition opens Friday 20 June 2014 and closes midnight Friday 4 July 2014
- Competition open to residents of Australia and New Zealand
- This is a game of skill and entries will be judged on creativity
- The winner will be notified by reply comment on this post and will have 7 days to claim their prize
This post is in collaboration with Photobox. All opinions expression are my own.