Stop! It's the end of the world as we know it ... and it was so for some years now but no one seems to care!
Do something different than Google's 9-eye monster recording everything on every street! Street View is not at all a child's play. All, and I mean all, street photography at eye level has been done by that giga-photographer.
Why you people are still shooting without bending your knees, without putting the camera somewhere, anywhere, except against your wonderful front scull of divine homo erectus that you are.
Why some are still disturbed by a tilted horizon? How an Italian urban facade under a warm hue of summer light is anymore something worth recording?
Grow, get connected, use all the gadgets you carry in your pockets and on your tablets and laptops. Use the power of the limitless digital space, use your neurones for editing and selecting quickly and on the money, sort the meaningful bits out of petabytes of raw pixels.
Stop composing! Start curating!
Throw your ego away and punish your own creations by banning them for a long time. Expropriate yourself from them, then appropriate them again. The more the alienation the better the selection. In any possible way, we possess so little of the materiality of a photograph, the latter being mostly created by ingenious mechanics and electronics. Don't be fooled by the "creative" touch of the photographer-artist and his ruling over automation. That "touch" is nothing more than touching the shutter button! And maybe re-"touching" a universe that never existed and never belonged initially to the author (this is the undersigned's clumsy definition of post-processing).
Thank you Niki for the reminder!
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