Guest Post: Madonna Arsan
Guest Post: Madonna Arsan // @madonnaarsan
One of the things that inspires me is the art of analog. It's not because I'm a hater of digital, because I'm not. Besides messaging I probably use my iPhone camera more than any other app and no surprise Instagram follows close behind. Photography inspires me and I believe that the best camera is the one you always carry with you and so be it the iPhone. The availability of always having my phone with me and being able to capture the everyday moments is great!
But sometimes, I want that extra, something more than a photoshop filter or Instagram filter to my photos and what I love about analog is that special something you simply can't get with digital. You know a person put time and effort into analog. Analog isn't immediate. When shooting with a film camera - and because it's film you put a little extra thought before hitting the shutter - and you have to wait to finish the roll, developing, printing. Many pieces has to come together and it takes time but you get rewarded with the result. THAT feeling when viewing your photos, at last.
Digital photography allows for no mistakes, you can shoot as much as you want and delete. With film you never really know what's going to happen or how it comes out and maybe it's that uncertainty that gives the great 'analog fix' - it isn't perfect and it isn't immediate and that in it's own way makes it more organic.
Same goes for writing a real handwritten letter. Try writing one and give it to someone and I guarantee they will appreciate it. It takes time and effort is put into it, means more than an email, a chat on IM or a Facebook wall post. It's a special something.
Keep the art of analog alive!