Goodbye, Cameras

Craig Mod, writing for The New Yorker:

This past October, just before the leaves changed, I went on a six-day hike through the mountains of Wakayama, in central Japan, tracing the path of an ancient imperial pilgrimage called the Kumano Kodo. I took along a powerful camera, believing, as I always have, that it would be an indispensable creative tool. But I returned with the unshakeable feeling that I’m done with cameras, and that most of us are, if we weren’t already.

The non-networked, non-app-enabled camera’s days are numbered.

Do not miss Mod’s extensively illustrated companion piece on his own site, “Photography, Hello”.

Saturday, 11 January 2014