If, what Susan Sontag states is true; ‘Time eventually positions most photographs…at the level of art.’, then it is important that the photographs that we take survive in material form. If stored correctly, film has been proven to survive over 100 years. Hard-drives and computers fail or are upgraded quickly, and the photograph is only accessible with these short-lived technologies. The digital cameras themselves are continually being upgraded and have fairly short life-spans. Camera manufacturers acknowledge the hard-wearing nature of analogue mechanical cameras, and the new oppotunity to meet digital needs. The electric waste produced is worrying for the preservation of photographs, but is putting strain on our resources and environment. My final project outcome epitomes this; I visited an electrical dump in, Kent where I photographed the 3 tonnes of electrical waste they process daily.