Digital and Analog Photography Essay

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Negative Feelings



Take a print in your hands. A traditional print. Yes, it can be hold, it can be touched, it can be smelled, it can be felt.

This essay themasised the uniqueness of the physical process as well as the thought process of analogue photography.

As Henri Cartier Bresson wrote nicely about the decisive moment "To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.".This moment you are waiting for it is just a fraction of a second, before you press the shutter, you make a personal connection with the scene, and wait for the right moment to shoot. But this right moment, this 125 of a second we are blind, the image exists just in our imagination, as a result to the connection we made before we decided to press the shutter. But the real image, is not there, you have not seen it. It is in captured in the camera, and comes out just after processing the film. You may see your decision 1 hour after the photo was taken or 1 year after the photo was taken.

Buy a film, load the camera shoot it, process it. Why do so many people still bother with the process of analog photography? In the age of digital photography, we get more and more confronted with the words easy,fast and cheap.
Now days we are, as a Black and White photographer, always forced, to stand up for, why we „still“ shoot photographs…