Wednesday, May 21, 2014

#343 Of The Series "What The Hell Is It?"

I think these bags became irrelevant in the 1980s.

When I pulled this out of the closet I didn't even attempt to show the kids, or explain what emulsion "film" was all about.

Instead I uttered a thankful prayer that we were in such a great age of photography -- never has a camera (phone) been more often in my hand. 

The purists would argue that I go all "Ansel Freakin' Adams" even less frequently now because of the butt-cheap nature of pixels; that and crappy pictures are ubiquitous. The argument being that the expense of film made snapping the shutter a more rarefied experience which resulted in a more considered final product.

Shamelessly I've sold all my film cameras (except those that belonged to my parents)  and have embraced the dark side. But whatever lack of consideration I may encounter is more than compensated by the sheer awesomeness of being able to snap away to my heart's content.


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