Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hard to do...

“Well, how come you only want tomorrow

With it's promise of something hard to do”

- David Bowie, Teenage Wildlife

Isn’t that the truth? The human mind is so effin perverse. 

For one example, I could not go back to film photography even if it was still better quality. It’s just way too much work. And at the same time, digital is almost *too easy*! 

Why do we value anything simply because it’s hard to do? It’s insane, it should be the result which matters. Communication or beauty should be what matters, not the barriers to achieve them. 


Russ said...

I agree with you completely... just because a process is harder/longer, it doesn't automatically qualify the art as better. However, there are many people, including myself, who will put up with the harder/longer process because the output is discernibly different than the easier/shorter process. For example, achieving the look of a photo taken with a Holga camera would be tough to do with a digital camera. You could probably come close... you could use a PS plugin or preset, but many people would find just shooting film and getting it developed on-line (ex. to be easier.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Right you are.

Funny, just yesterday I saw a very old comment of yours and clicked on your profile link and found your blogger profile gone.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I’m sometimes thinking about how I could get Holga look or other distressed kinds of looks on the computer.

Joe Dick said...

Although the end result is what matters, if you've had to struggle to get there it means more. It's not a cut-and-dried thing, though, because someone who does go to the trouble of using film over digital is probably looked down on as a pretentious hipster.