I say unfortunately because I’m a writer and it makes my job harder when it comes to painting a picture with words. But I have found a way to turn this to my advantage.
I used to try and have character descriptions in my writing bible. But because I never remember to save each detail on my character lists, it become a long and tedious process to try and find all the descriptions in a book and put them together. So I eventually gave up, but pictures make it easy. I find a picture of an actor, musician or someone from a catalog that best fits the idea of my character, throw it into the bible, add a few notes and voila! Easy memory aid.