This is what I like about photographs.
They're proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect."
I know I've shared Jodi Picoult's quote above numerous times, but it just fits so well, especially with old photographs and Throwback Thursday. The year is 1993, and the Hasselblad USA salesforce won a trip to Sweden. Bengt Forssbeck was Hasselblad's V.P. of Marketing and a great friend to all of us.
On a trip to the US previous to our trip to Sweden, Bengt demonstrated one of his many talents, hanging a spoon off his nose. As a tribute to Bengt, all of us did the old spoon trick, but Bob Thompson, front row in the red shirt, was apparently the only one who did it in time for the camera!
But here's the point of Throwback Thursday images - they really do take us back to a time when things were perfect. For all of us at Hasselblad back then, this group was one of the most amazing teams in professional photography. They took Hasselblad US sales to record highs, which I'm betting haven't been achieved since! We've lost touch, two of the team have passed away as well as Bengt, but nothing takes away the memories old photographs help to bring back!
We're in the middle of November headed in the final stretch of 2017. For many of you stress is approaching an all-time high. Take the time to find a couple of old photographs just for the fun of it. This is the perfect self-medication to help you step away from the pressure of business for a few minutes.
Then, use some of those old images of clients to make a point to "Mom," reminding her that it's holiday time. A family portrait is a perfect gift for grandma!
Happy Throwback Thursday!
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