wow… click

It can be interesting, and fulfilling, to revisit your beginnings now and then. I remember the days when I used a 127 Brownie Starflex or my dad’s 620 Argoflex. Then along came the Instamatic. Just pop a 126 (or maybe a 110) cartridge into this little plastic box and have at it. Point said box at something, push a button, and when you’d done it 12 times bring the cartridge to the drugstore and you’d get pictures back. How cool was that? Wow… click.

Lately I’ve been using my phone camera much like those old Instamatics. I set it to 1:1, wander around out here, point it at what I see, and push the button. Snapshots of my world right at my fingertips. Except for maybe dialing down the saturation a bit or adding a border I’m doing no post processing. It’s almost like what I used to get back from the drugstore…

I’m not thinking any pretentious thoughts about it being art. I don’t concern myself with whether it fits anybody’s definition of what is or isn’t good photography. I keep thoughts of ‘will anyone like it’ to a bare minimum, and above all I’ve managed to purge the thought ‘will it sell’ from my mind. I don’t do this for money. I’m not interested in money. I do this simply for the sheer pleasure and joy of doing it, and I like to explore different directions just to see where they may take me. Wow. Click.

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