Ego trippin', real photos Vs fake ones and disposable culture
Hola. So, here’s a photo dump from some recent rides these past few months. I don’t post these on Instagram because posts on social media are so goddamn disposable. I believe that photographs deserve more permanence and more attention. But that’s because I come from an era where photos were always a physical medium. So was writing. Digital photography is a relatively new medium, despite what people think about it.
Also, I guess that’s my ego talking as well.
[Question:] Is anyone ever going to look at all of these digital photos and videos that we dump online every day? I doubt it.
There’s has to be billions and billions of them by now. Probably more. It’s an odd thing we do as a species.
Photographs used to have meaning. They used to have permanence. Family photos…I wonder if anyone even prints out their photos any more? I doubt it.
They are so disposable now.
We are so disposable now.
We throw them away almost as soon as we take them and then they’re forgotten. Thus, we are forgotten.
And I’d argue that unless they manifest into a physical medium, they’re not real anyway - they’re not tangible - just like everything else in our culture these days; it’s fake. But that’s neither here nor there.
My phone camera kinda sucks but I take most photos with my GoPro during my bike rides. I have a Hero 9. It’s ok I guess but half the time when I think I’m taking a killer pic I find out later the lens was wet/blurry/dirty or the pic just plain sucked and or I was not close enough to capture what I saw in person. Also…I take many of these while I’m moving, so there’s that factor as well.
A lot of things look cooler on a small screen…lol.
I’m tempted to get a smaller camera bag for my nice camera and take it with me sometime but that would just be more shit to lug around and I already carry a ton of shit on my rides. I’m also afraid to fuck up my camera. We’ll see.
I don’t really consider myself a photographer but I do like to take pictures. Not sure if that makes any sense.
Anyway, here’s some recent shots. 20 in total that you won’t find on IG.
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