Who among us has not held a color photograph and wept?
Ahh, the premeditated moment captured on paper that lovingly draws you in. Can you say the same about the jpegs crowding your cell phone? Handling a cell phone, do you fret about fingerprints smudging both the image and the memory? Be careful to hold it on the edges.
We of a certain age appreciate the art that Kodak made available to everyone with their little box camera. I love the anticipation of opening the packet of pictures.
I'm a good photographer. But I have never taken a digital photo that I really like. I want to. I try. But I am much, much more comfortable looking through a viewfinder right next to my eyeball than squinting at some damn LED screen in bright sunlight. Oh, the new digital cameras are progress all right. But not a happy progress. Not for me.
If you love cameras and photos, even Polaroids, you will relish “Twilight of the Color Photograph” in the Boston Globe. Click here.