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    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2010 edited
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    I think what bothers me about this is that many of the properties attributed to film or digital are not actually inherent in that medium. Film isn't inherently contemplative - look at any news/sports photographers from the film era, blasting away with auto winders and multi-camera rigs. And similarly, with a digital camera, you don't have to shoot 100 frames in place of 1, or chimp immediately, or leave everything on auto, or whatever.

    I suppose it's that each type of camera suggests a way of using it, and sometimes that happens to be what you need to push you a certain way - like using a prayer mandala to meditate.


    Edit: @ALE
    [film is] going to evolve into a DIY/boutique thing the way vinyl has. Dedicated aficionados "rolling their own" and creating a community/movement around it, which I think will be rather awesome.
    I don't intend to be one of those post-digipocalypse film users, but Holy Christ I'd love to design the packaging for that. Embossed boxes, metal-studded black vinyl film cans, hand drawn DX markings...
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2010
     (8646.22)
    I'm not a photographer, I'm not even an artist, so to me this is nothing more than a 'medium' over 'message' argument. Yeah, it's a shame that the physical print medium is falling away from a nostalgic point of view. But to argue that it somehow means digital photography is less artistic is like saying that music has been rubbish since we went from vinyl to CD, and then even worse since we went mp3 (and yes, I have plenty of friends who regularly argue that point as well...)