We’ve entered the era of the photographic “LOST GENERATION”. People are taking photos more than ever, but they’re nearly all digital files with very few tangible prints being produced. By now we know that digital never means safe, yet millions of memories are currently being entrusted to servers, clouds, and phones. The risk could be felt by an entire generation, the millennials, as they grow up without a printed photographic record of their lives. The most photographed generation of all time could wind up being the next “Lost Generation.” It’s not just affecting today’s youth. 42% of people between the ages of 30 and 44 will likely look back and wonder where photos of their childhood, holiday get-togethers, relatives, and friends have gone decades from now, and, reportedly, 67% store their photos solely on a computer or phone.
Most people simply no longer print photographs or create photo albums. Statistics show that a staggering 53% of consumers have not printed a photo in more than 12 months, 70% don’t have photo albums, and 42% no longer print photos at all!
It doesn’t have to be this way. We know that everything from candles, bicycles, and vinyl albums have survived the disruption caused by technological advancements. All it takes is for the people to come to the understanding of the value and importance of printed, framed, and mounted photographs in their lives. You as a parent must understand how important it is for your children to see images of themselves around the house. You must understand how printed photographs take on a strong cultural weight and give children the feeling of being apart of something, YOUR FAMILY!!!
Give us a call today and let us help you understand and see that printing and displaying portraits in your home can tell the story of your life and leave a lasting reminder for your family to treasure forever.