I am in the process of organizing pretty much all my photos. Seriously, all of them. And it’s mind boggling and overwhelming and lovely and insane.
I grew up taking photos on film, printing them (doubles even! always doubles. why??), storing them in shoeboxes, and poring over them from time to time. Then digital came along and made taking photos so much easier and faster and more convenient. Instead of shoeboxes you had memory cards and then thumb drives and eventually external hard drives. The result, for me at least, is that I have *tens of thousands* of photos, edited and unedited, sitting on various hard drives. This is not surprising to anyone who knows me and has seen the state of my house most of the time. It fits. But it’s not ok, especially now that I have kids – I take way more photos than ever now and if I ever want to do anything with them other than post them to Instagram, I need to get my shit together.
This is a really long way of saying that I’m looking through a lot of old photos right now and it’s making me nostalgic. This will be a looong process, and I thought it would be fun to share random bits and bobs here as I come across them. Like Throwback Thursday, only whenever I feel like it.
So here’s the first installment. I came across this folder tucked away on a little memory stick in a box. I had forgotten just how breathtaking Okinawa sunsets could be. Camp Foster Plaza, Okinawa, circa November 2010.