For reasons unknown I seem to be dressed like a fisherman today… (Taken with instagram)
Photography has sort of come full circle.
Since the inception and rise in the availability of the digital camera, we have been bombarded with the constant upgrading of megapixels, optical and digital zoom, red-eye reduction, shake reduction, face recognition, automatic light adjustment etc etc. The need to make every photograph perfect, and look as if it were taken by someone far superior than the normal person who likes to just point and click.
Now, we take the most popular gadget on the market currently, the iphone.
With a camera that is far inferior to most we carry around.
And use Instagram to make photos look as old and rubbish as when I was little.
I do love seeing the results though, because they look so interesting, but they will never have the heart and feel of actual photos. It would be far nicer if we all used film cameras still, and took these photos, getting these results due to the fact that we actually aren’t perfect photographers.
But I find it interesting how we all love these ‘new’ ‘old’ photographs, it’s like spitting in the face of every photographic snob, and the great feeling you see people get when they show off these photos in the vicinity of such a class of snobbery.
I wish I had an iphone to capture pictures like this easily, but I really wish I had those ultra high performing digital cameras that we are all shunning when I was growing up, because so many memories of occasions and most hauntingly people in my life are just that, memories. So many times where pictures didn’t develop properly and you think nothing of it at the time, getting these over-exposed effects, ruining the detail of pictures I have come to realise have wiped the record of some things I wish I had more than just memories of, away…