Its interesting how the advancement of various technologies always seem to be speeding up faster and faster as time crawls forward. It would seem that within these rapid advancements people have begun to rebel against the new digital age in small ways and trends have been born of classic, early ideas and products.
Within photography you see countless photographers like myself feeling a bit overwhelmed by the never ending photographs that come pouring in from digital SLR’s around the world. Its suddenly become so easy to shoot until something looks good and let the computer do the rest for you. As with any modern trend, such as digital photography, there seems to always be some sort of counterpoint that comes into the light and in this case I notice an obvious trend to go backwards a bit and use film instead. Many people seem to be hooked on old technologies that resulted in a unique aesthetic that digital cameras cannot seem to emulate. Maybe I’m simply pointing out the obvious here but for the sake of making some sort of statement along with my new set of desktops I thought I would start up some sort of discussion in the process.
At any rate, my personal attraction to using film is simply because I started out my photography using film and a darkroom and after a few years of messing about with the digital medium I found myself craving the unique feeling that you get from using a film camera. I just love the organic nature of it all.
So in the spirit of the past meeting the present I have a small pack of desktops taken with my digital Canon 5D of my old film camera, my Canonet. Surely there are some of you, like myself that can appreciate the best of both worlds…
Click the image below to download the three desktop wallpapers and please, no commercial use is permitted without my permission, thanks!
As the title of the post suggested, photography is not the only thing I wanted to feature. As someone who works in the audio industry I notice that withing this business there are more trends than any other. Funny thing is that within the technology of sound reproduction you can only do so much with speakers and microphones due to the simple physics behind it all and some of the ridiculous things that the big audio companies come up with to market their products are just that, kind of ridiculous. One of the most commonly seen trends as of late however, is vintage gear. Especially in microphones. New products trying to emulate old sounds. Its always interesting to try and keep up with what people are buying and why.
So anyway, I was sitting around one day wanting to take some photos in the amazing light of these huge windows at the new building the company I work for is in and thought it might be interesting to shoot some images of some old vintage microphones we have around from Electro-Voice and RCA. I was happy with the way they came out so hopefully you guys will enjoy them as well.
Just click the image below to download the desktop pack and as with all the desktops I release these are for personal use only! Thanks for understanding and enjoy!