The discussion analogue/digital keeps on buzzing around, and I guess it will keep on for some good time still. Sometimes it seems to almost become a battle.
I am very proud to be part of this beautiful community, this analogue community. A place where people are experimenting with film and cameras, share the results, comment, discuss and appreciate each others work. This is beautiful, and this gave me so much enthusiasm to shoot more, and to experiment, and to allow myself not to try to be perfect.
And to me, this is what this is. The spirit of the Lomographic community. Seeing the beauty in imperfection, embracing it and using it. Creating from a playful place, surprising yourself, this “let’s see what happens now” approach, that can be so liberating.
But let’s face it: this wonderful community is living in a digital world. This community would actually not exist without it. And thanks gos it is so. The wonders of the internet allows me to appreciate the works of fellow enthusiasts from all over the world, and easily communicate with them, what might lead to cooperation in a doubles project, where we would exchange film rolls using good old fashioned post. Analogue post.
The places where the digital and analogue are intertwined and support each other are many. From scanning negatives, to ordering your film in the online shop.
There is no competition here. There is no territorial dispute. There is enough room for everybody.
So let’s stop this grind. Let’s concentrate on enjoying what we do and keep on creating!
written by paramir on 2011-04-16