What has happened to us?
a lot of you are probably riddling off reasons in your head as to why I would pose this question, does it have to do with the way we over protect children to the point of wussification, or maybe it has to do with our undying need to purchase ridiculous amounts of useless consumer appliances? Perhaps even the decay of our social skills as we travel the internet in search of someone to mate with. All of these do beg the question "What has happened to us," but they are not my topic of frustration for today. No, today I turn a critical eye on my dear companion and friend the camera.
I for no particular reason assume you guys all know that I am a photographer, and I actually use to make money from it, and have one of those silly pieces of paper from Penn State saying something to the effect of "this man is capable of pushing a button, well still being able to withhold his thumb from entering the frame," so all in all I feel my claim is more significant then that 16 year old girl with her D90.
|It's black and white so it must be good.|
|"See, if you like zoom in you can totally see Bon Jovi rocking your face off' I was there!"|
This is one of the demises of our society, it is now less important to experience an event then to prove you experienced an event, which can only lead to far more horrific things to come in the future if this trend continues.