Born in the early 70’s, i am lucky to have lived the era of still photography at its peak.
Back then, it was the texture of daily life and a definite ritual to capture moments of basic importance through camera film roles, with an urge of finding its results through studio labs “the end result- developed photographs”. We grew with the trend of looking inside the albums of our families, where moments of old times narrated life cycle and the transition we succeeded.
As time passed, technology evolved and several new trends benchmarked in the loop of photography and the bookkeeping of digital archives. The innovation we live now seems never ending; with smartphones holding the digital zooms and terabytes storage of those captures stored into nano chips.
I enjoyed the times when photographs were part of life through negatives, unlike now where we casually click a moment through cell phones and delete those moments as the SD cards are overloaded.
Are we digitally fading our past where history can no longer be recapped?