Friday, August 20, 2010
The ethics of Photos
Yesterday I was organizing and deleting old photos from my computer. There were a few photos that made me smile, some that made me nostalgic, and others that just annoyed me. Mostly, I'm annoyed that I have to delete a bunch of mediocre photos of people too relaxed or scenery too raw to be aesthetically pleasing. Which leads me to wonder, why do I take photos in the first place? I certainly don't enjoy it, and I also don't enjoy sifting through them. So if I'm honest with myself, I must confront the fact that the reason I take photos is to share them with people in order that people will think I have a cool or noteworthy life. With that said, I'm not going to bother with photos this year. If I post any on here, they will be of the mundane or the comical and they will preferably be taken by other people.