An Analog Ethos in a Digital World

I try not to succumb to the virtually unlimited roll of “film” that is provided with digital photography. While there are certainly serendipitous moments that can occur using a shotgun approach (Winogrand pulled this off brilliantly and he was shooting with 36-exposure rolls of film!), for me making photographs is as much about pausing, framing a shot and taking a breath as the shutter is released. It seems like there is a misplaced emphasis on post-processing, and that somehow a bad photograph can be resurrected with fill light or noise reduction. To be clear, as someone who has used digital imaging software for more than 20 years, I’m not anti-Photoshop, but I consider it a secondary tool for my photography.

Campus Vista, Boulder, 2012