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Beginning? (by Cerpntaxt)

The seeds of this project were planted when I was stopped at a traffic light, driving to Watts Towers. I saw this really cool movie theater which had apparently been converted into a church. I pulled out my digital camera, turned it on, and started fiddling with f-stops and zooming out to get just the right picture. At that moment I wished so badly that I could just take the picture without having to worry about any of these things. Just try to take the picture. Not have to worry about any of these things. Not able to worry about these things because they would be beyond my control.
I thought maybe I could get a point and shoot dealy and that would solve my problems but I forgot about that desire in the days to come. Well, about a week later, I bought my first disposable camera. The first one I had used since I went away to summer camp or something. "Here, Dylan, take some pictures. It's okay if you break this camera, it's disposable"...
With a disposable camera you don't have to worry about anything. I mean, if you think you took a good picture you want the camera to be safe, but those cameras take a beating. And look at these pictures. They look so good.
The point is that you don't have to worry about the camera itself. I mean you have to worry about it a little but it's negligible compared to say if you were using, say, an SLR.
I mean I love my other cameras, but they're reusable so I want to keep them a little safer than the disposable cameras in my possession at any time.
The fact that I don't have to worry at all about my disposable cameras means that I can focus completely on taking the pictures. The camera is merely a means to that end. The camera is only incidental. The picture itself is what matters.


Pretty deep, eh?

2008-08-03
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