A sarcastic angle to Photography.

There was a time when Photos were clicked for memories. But now, they dont carry the same essence.

Its important nowadays, for a person, to look “Awesome” in each of his photos. There are no two ways about it.

Either you look good, or the snap has to be taken again. Yes, there is one more way, throw it into the Recycle Bin of the Camera.

Its shocking, but with Technology one’s behaviour also takes a different path. Our behaviour towards Photography would not have changed if digital cameras were not introduced. If this has to be presented in a different manner, the essence of Photography died with the fading away of Reel-fed cameras.

Digital Cameras do serve the same purpose. But, i find the same emotions lacking. The evidence is in front of us. The albums are always more favourable to our vision and hormones, rather than a computer folder full of photos. Alas! To achieve something, we need to lose something. In this case, our pleasure is at the stake for our comfort.

Similarly, a hand-written letter is way better than an E-Mail. I dont have a evidence for it. But you may get the evidence by carrying out a scientific study in the villages, by introducing E-Mail facility there.

Then photos used to be available only in Black and White. Now they are made Black and White. Its an irony, that I fancying my digital camera so much, am arguing for reel-fed ones. But, I have a reason to argue. As I said, the essence. Half of the Photos today dont feature People, but objects. And sadly, [or happily, i dont know] I am a prey to this new methadology in photography. Really, one cannot say Photography was better then or is it better today. From the Internet, and People:

I love photos, because photos never change, but people in them do.


About Chetan

A twenty year old infant who fears if crows may shit on him or if Bengali aunties' umbrellas may prick him in the eye. He is currently waiting for Mamata Banerjee to leave Kolkata.

Posted on May 8, 2011, in iMay. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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