Spot the snowy?
Photography and social media have a very fickle relationship. I’ve long said that social media has killed the art of appreciation but I wonder if it’s also killing our ability to engage with anything other than overly processed, overly blended, overly dynamic and highly photoshopped work - not that there’s anything wrong with those images at all - but we all see the top dogs posting such work and we all know those images do better than others and so, as the like needle pumps our brains full of endorphins to those responses, I wonder if we’ve created scenarios where we discredit other strong images that we create in favour of social media flavour? I’ve recently coined a saying that if something we’re stoked on bombs on social media, it probably means we’re doing something right. Something creative. Something different that pushes us. Even though it’s a bad feeling to have something you’re stoked on do poorly, it’s still important to shake it up. I love black and white photography yet I never post it here. That seems silly. So here’s a snowy owl in a tree. #blahblahblah #fuckhashtags