making memories not without my father

“Will you take our picture?”

Steven Addis introduces himself and his daughter to a random stranger. Accosting unknowns for camera duty started as a whim.

On a NYC street corner, he held his one-year-old daughter in his arms.

They smiled, retrieved the camera and went home. He didn’t realize he was making memories until the next year. Coincidence led him to the same street corner with his two-year-old daughter. Another passerby. A duplicate shot with a bigger girl and an older man.

By year three, his wife forced him and his three-year-old daughter to make the trek to NYC. Tradition led them to the same shot. Year. After year. After year.

Addis recounts fifteen years of annual photographs in his popular Ted Talk. But here’s what he learned:

“One of the most important things we all make are memories.” – Steven Addis

Enjoy his two-and-a-half-minute Ted Talk here:

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