Yep, told ya I’d be back some day!
Not necessarily with new photos, cause there ain’t none just yet, but I’m back with some ravings all the same!
Thanks for waiting, and thanks to those who started following this blog even with no new content for ages.
What am I going to be raving about today?
Ah, yes, the old favorite – Film vs Digital!
You OK with that? Anyways, here I go!
I present to you two photos. Photos I made some time back, well, almost 10 years for this one:
A photograph conforming to all the traditional criteria. The holy-thirds-rule, simplicity etc etc.
But is it a good photo? Is it great – I won’t even hope that.
For me the important thing is that it’s a photo I like. A photo that represents part of my life, a photo that speaks of home to me… the real home, not the one I’m living in now.
Is it digital? Is it film? Do you even bother? Do I bother?
More about this later.
Now to something different.
Another photo I like, another one that means something to me. Another one that simply does not have to be good, perfect or bad. A photo that is important to me:
Why this one? It’s diametrically opposed to the first one, not only because it’s black and white!
It’s important to me because it’s the very first time had to face my subject! The man looked to the right initially. But when I was about to release the shutter he looked up, saw me, and I saw him! I really saw him, not as a photographic subject but as a human being I was about to fix on my photographic media. Do I go on, do I apologize and go away?
I pressed the shutter, thanked him with a broad smile and went on. A determining moment (OK, a small one) of my life. My very first real street photograph.
Now comes my question:
Is it really important to know if the photos were made on film or a digital sensor?
The thing that matters, and really the ONLY thing that matters is if those photos hold some special memory for me… if you like them too, all the better!
Do you like them? Please comment.
Before I sign off for today, the first one, the cool guys on their boat is digital! Made with a long gone (and sometimes regretted) Canon EOS400D. I used a very cheap Sigma 55-200mm zoom lens. Why that one?
Well as everybody knows, to complement your shitty 18-55mm kit lens you HAVE to buy a 55-200mm lens. You won’t want a focal hole between them, do you? I was silly back then!
The grumpy dude lives on a film negative. Taken with a much more down to earth Olympus Trip 35 some years later.
But does the media really matter?
Good to talk to you again. Will try to keep it up now.