Analog boy in a digital world...
Over the past few months, Ive been growing more and more disenchanted with our digital world. At music venues, your view is constantly obstructed by a sea of phone screens & selfie sticks. I must preface this by admitting that I not only use, but enjoy the ever-present digital devices that surround us at any given time. I would surely struggle to get through the day without the trusty device in my pocket; However, I cant help but think of the joys and struggles we would face in returning to the analog world of the past.
The photography landscape, as much as any other field, has been compleately reshaped by the digital revolution. For the most part, this has been for the better, but as with most change, there are great things that get lost in the shuffle. To me, the greatest loss in the analog-digital transition was tangibilty. There is somthing about creating an image on a sheet a film, and the ability to physicaly hold it in your hands. There is a richness that just cannot be replicated in the digital world. It is this reason that I will hold on to my film cameras as long as I possibly can...NOTHING is more stasfying than sprawling your freshly developed film out over a light table and seeing what you have created.