In truth each day is a universe in which we are tangled in the light of stars.
The Summer Holiday has started…. and so did the new Instagram adventure!
… Put quick creative energy into photos and get them out to people in seconds. Knowing they’ll be be published instantly from the camera changes our approach to photos a little, and it’s attractive.
It’s funny how hard it is to pick an interesting image from a giant grid on a web site. It’s also funny how many images we look at each day. What’s not funny is how much all that digital viewing numbs our senses and sucks our souls. I’m speaking in terms of science, of course. But when you display one image at a time in a series that’s essentially customized, based on time, something profound happens… then, it doesn’t hurt to have the images trapped inside a beautiful iPhone screen 🙂 Photography has always been all about the equipment, and not at all about the equipment (The quality of camera phone images and filters, whether you love or hate them, is now relatively high now.. I could notice that myself and the pictures posted here are the proof! they are all coming from my iPhone 🙂
Social apps have an ephemeral quality. We used to joke that sites like MySpace or Friendster were like night clubs. They are cool for a little while, but then people want to go somewhere else. Every once in a while, you have a club that endures, but it’s rare. Even my beloved Flickr seems a little deserted lately… Hopefully WP and Instagram will always be a great experience!
Wish you all a great summer!