Before camera phones, taking a picture was an event that everyone prepared for. We got dressed and held that pose for as long as we had to because film wasn’t cheap. What’s more, the picture you got was the picture you got. There wasn’t any editing being done unless you had a pair of scissors and you were cutting your ex out of the pictures.
Because of the refined image we presented to the camera, a lot of the real life was missing. The pain from just being spanked for messing your new shirt, the spontaneous bursts of laughter, so rare these days.
Now, with so many photos out there, we’re able to zoom in closer on all kinds of human behaviour and turn it into a presentation of culture.
Exploring South Africa Pt 2 – http://wp.me/p7cSwE-8t