For this project, I asked people to send me the last photo they’d taken in their phone, and to pass on the request and my information to others. As cell phone camera technology continues to improve and grow more ubiquitous, our phones have become the place where we store our memories. I don’t photograph weddings often, but when I do, I tell my clients: “Your wedding will be a blur, and the photos will become your memories of the day.” Our cell phone photos are, in many ways, where our memories reside.
At the same time, some day this technology will be obsolete. I wonder what will happen to the photos we store in our little phones, and I wonder what technology they’ll be replaced by.