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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Thirty-One. The Power of Play

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When George Eastman introduced his camera, the Brownie, all the other cameras were awkward, imposing, and huge. Eastman’s camera had a friendly face. It was a curious little box that promised fun. The camera cost only $1 and wasn’t hard to use. As the marketing slogan said, “You press the button and we do the rest.” The Brownie was a huge success—it was the GoPro of 1901.

The original Brownie and the GoPro gave ordinary people the ability to savor and celebrate life. Life moves so fast; cameras help us slow it down. And making photographs helps us remember and cherish those special moments before they fade. ...

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