One of my earliest memories is of my dad photographing all that is around us with his Mamiya SLR. There are family tales of how he spent multiple paycheques to invest in the camera and the shocking reactions of on lookers and sales associates as he made the purchase. As a kid, I would use the telephoto lens as binoculars and ask questions of how a photo is captured and developed. It seemed intuitive to me to capture moments regardless of their grandness and I soon got a simple film point and shoot to fulfill my shutter hitting needs.
During university, right before my exchange semester to France, I repeated history by investing in a Canon dSLR. My dad and I visited multiple retailers and drove home the new camera with pride. All throughout that semester, I captured every and anything I saw. Since then, the camera has been with me to close to thirty countries and is the main tool for all the images shared here.
But there are certain photos that are imprinted in my memory, forever bringing a sense of discovery and nostalgia when I look back at them.
Welcome to this new series of posts that I am titling, Photo Memo. This is a showcase of all the photos that hopefully will also evoke a sense wonder and make you linger around the image for a while.
Rome Colosseum and a couple of onlookers. This image is the ultimate dream. To travel throughout one's life and have a companion by my side. Hope it brings you a sense of warmth and wanderlust.