for my high school graduation, my mom put together an album with photographs of me growing up in New Orleans and South Carolina. It had a leather-bound cover and black-matte pages. She attached the printed pictures to the paper with photo corners and hand-wrote captions about what was going on. With each turn of a page, I rediscovered photos and moments from my childhood that I'd forgotten. And even now, as an adult that album brings a flood of feelings every time I view it.
While it's not curated by my mom and lacks her cute captions, Photos Memories on the iPhone does something remarkably similar: it organizes and reminds me of pictures and videos I forgot about. Instead of a physical album, it takes photos and videos from a Collection and turns them into a slick video slideshow with music from the likes of Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight, 12 Years A Slave), Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo, The Royal Tenenbaums, Thor: Ragnarok) and even rockabilly legend Duane Eddy. Check out one of the Memories videos it made of a CNET shoot I did with Senior Editor Vanessa Hand Orellana in a tweet below: