In this world of technology and digitalization, how analog photography survives?
That’s the question of digital photographers and people in general. Why waste time with films when you can have the photo immediately in your digital camera or phone?
Well, the answer that I’m about to give is subjective, but isn’t that the beauty of Art? How we perceive it and interpret it.
There is a belief about the ‘Soul of an Artwork’ which is connected with the moment in time where it was created and the artist. When reproducibility was invented it was a big issue, due the soul was lost in the process.
When film photography was invented, the representation of this soul was trapped in the film, which had big power, such as a painting or a sculpture, but when digital photography appeared then there was not believing of the soul at all.
From my point of view, both are great, but I must confess that the feeling of creating analog photography is very different, you keep in the film tiny particles of light of that place and time.
And the oldest the camera, the harder is to create that photo that you want, that’s where the magic is.
I have an SLR and TLR which I use a lot, of course, it takes much more time to create photography but is worth it. When I’m traveling my shoulders are always in pain due to the heavy backpack that I carry all the time with me with my digital and analog camera, but when I arrive home and developed the film, a weird and inexplicable sparkle is always in each of the analog photos that I took. (Not a sparkle that you can see, but feel).
With the TLR is much harder, I need a light meter with me all the time to calculate the settings (aperture and speed – ISO is fixed according to the film), but what can I say? I love her.
I totally recommend digital photographers and all the people to try Analog Photography, is not easy but once again, is worth it
What do you think about?