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Analogue: Working for a Brighter Future

Analogue cameras are not only helping preserve an art, they are also saving generations from the wrath of technology. Want to find out how? Read on.

Analogue cameras. We all love them, we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t. The pictures they produce are fantastic and they are a saving grace from a world that revolves around technology. However, there are other reasons why using analogue cameras and supporting the cause is not only helping yourself but also helping generations to come.

Photo by houda21

We are all guilty of living in a society which hides behind technology. Not only do we hide behind it but we use it in our everyday lives to communicate. Instead of going to wish someone Happy Birthday to their face we’ll write them a message on Facebook for convenience and so called ‘time-saving’. Or instead of apolgizing to someone to their face we’ll send them a text just so we could avoid an awkward conversation.

This lack of social interaction is not only destabilizing our morale, but destabilizing our social skills. If we don’t take the time and effort to go out of our way to interact with each other, generations to come will struggle in jobs which involve confrontation and situations which appear in daily life. People won’t make a stand for what they believe in. They won’t make an effort to go out of their way and support what is right and disagree with what is wrong. Yeah, they might press ‘like’ on a Facebook page which has some meaning, and they say it’s the thought that counts, right? But let me ask you a question, how much thought goes into clicking numerous likes? How much thought is there in the messages we post?

Photo by houda21

The older generation look at us and sigh because they see us wasting our day on your computer, or on your Playstation. They sigh because they know that there’s a whole world outside which we haven’t even seen, and the sad thing is that us most of don’t want to see. They see us capture memories with digital cameras, look at the pictures once when we upload them and then they become another bit of computer jargon.

Lomography ensures that we not only embrace the world, but we capture it and store it for life, whether that is in a photo album or on your wall. We make the most of our moments, as one wise person said,

“Life is not measured by the amount of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

Lomography teaches us to be confident, bold and strong, It tells us that we should live the life to the fullest. That we shouldn’t hide behind technology but make a stand. Be a leader, not a follower.

written by houda21

1 comment

  1. jourdanlynch

    jourdanlynch

    So true, I will not say digital photography doesn't have a place in society... But film being shunned out just out of convenience is just wrong!
    Technology is a tool to make life a little easier/enjoyable, but it seems that today technology is a tool that is used to live our lives for us.
    The routine of taking a shot, swapping films, buying films and taking them to your local labs to get processed are all social events that you just don't get with digital photography!.

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