In 2009 I began a project to compile my photos for the year into one book. My plan was to go back to previous years and “catch up” so that I had my photos from prior years also organized into individual books. I feel that a book of the photos is much easier to pick up and look at any time. It also provides another form and means to archive the photos.
Well, I have not yet gone back to do the prior years, and here it is 2011 already. So, I am compelled to get the next most complete year of photos for 2010 into a printed format. And that is what this book is. In 2009, I presented the photos as "723 Moments from 2009." I like the theme of moments as that is what the photos represent – simply a photographic capture of that small slice of time in that year of our family's life. It is certainly not meant as a document of all those times in our life in an effort to preserve our lifestyle. These are truly random moments in our life when either I was compelled to take some pictures, or when my wife said, “Jim, get your camera.”
In the 2009 book, I simply presented the photos in chronological order. That seems a very practical method to present the moments. But, not wanting to get into a rut, I wanted to present 2010 in a different manner. So, this year's photos are organized into loose groupings. As an example, I have put all of the birthday photos together in one section rather than placing them where they appear on the calendar.
My family remains a constant source of joy and inspiration to me. I hope they may all enjoy the photos now and long into the future.
I believe strongly in the strength of family. Our individual personal history is the root of our world history. We need to understand from where we have come in order to know who we are ... we must remember.
Moments 2014: Participating in Life Published November 11, 2015
Moments 2013 Published October 26, 2014
Epic Vacation Magazine Published September 03, 2014
Moments 2012 Published November 19, 2013
A Barber Family Photo Album in Black and White Published November 14, 2012
Sydney, Macy, and Lindsay Make a Gingerbread House Published December 26, 2011
Shadows Published October 16, 2011
From New York to Indiana Published November 21, 2010