A photographic legacy: A journey to the past and a look toward the future


posted Monday, January 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM EDT


Photographer Sean Tucker generally focuses on modern photography in his videos, including camera and lens comparisons, behind-the-scenes videos, discussions on art and photographic technique and much more. However, his latest video is a look back and a look toward the future. Tucker was able to sit down with his grandfather, Dennis Field, and explore photo albums from Field's service in the Royal Navy during the 1940s. In 1945, Field traded a box of cigarettes for a box brownie camera in Hong Kong. He then captured photos during the next two years of his service. It's fascinating to join Tucker and his grandfather as Field takes a trip down memory lane.

The conversation does an excellent job showcasing the incredible power of photography. Through first-hand accounts from Field and photographs, you can learn so much about the past and about people's varied and unique experiences. For so many, photography is their best means for documenting their life and the lives of the people around them. Following this photographic journey to the past, Tucker shares how the experience has impacted him and how he looks at his photography today and what sort of legacy he hopes to leave behind for future generations. Sit back, relax and enjoy a very interesting video from Tucker.

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