Sunday, June 13, 2010

Photography has always been magic for me. The shutter clicks, and some unseeable change occurs on a silver coated emulsion. Nothing seems to have happened. The weight of the film does not increase with the burden of the light it carries.  It is a secret, to be revealed by the spirits in the darkroom.  Later. 
Although I still shoot film on occasion (with the same Hasselblad I purchased in the early eighties) most of my photography today is shot with a digital camera.

One reason is the instant collaboration that comes from shooting digitally. Much like  a painter who views his work while working, the digital sensor gives the photographer the means to “view his canvas” in the moment.  I know a lot of hard core old school guys, like myself, attest to visualization as well as the whole school of ‘previsualization’ who will take umbrage with my statement, but with all due respect, having been on both sides of the fence, in my humble opinion there has never been a better time to be a photographer,  the shutter still clicks and today the fact that the image is recorded on a digital sensor instead of a silver, halide coated piece of film doesn’t diminish the magic.