Imaging is the New Thing over Photography
In time and space there is a distance, it covers the watcher and the observed, that distance is where photography happens. It can tell a story or even not a story but give a sense of space and experience, that was Photography. Now we are entering an new way of expression in terms of images and photography and that is Digital Imaging 2.0. A simple photo can now be something important incorporating processing techniques and filter technology you can create an art out of simple images.
A simple image like this can turn into something better, just introduce elements of digitization. Yes it is true that these techniques existed a long time ago but it was like for commercial purposes and for art use, it was kind of excluded to be considered ‘still’ photography. Years later around late in the decade entering 2020, image digitization became a thing and photographs became dominated by imaging techniques. Instragram invaded our minds, I wanted to say that. Publishing simple photographs no longer get the attention of the observer, the distance and space was too far, technology has beaten photography down to even near extinction.
What was left of photographers was to adapt and survive the trend. Taking pure ‘ Straight’ Photography is still appreciated but most people prefer the packaged version of it. filters and augmentations of reality, the revenge of Pictorialism.
Photo manipulation became a multi-dimensional concept, rather than just imitating real life possibilities it went inside the computer and created improbable versions of a taken photograph. Do people like these types of photographs? The answer is yes, they love it. It is a form of escape from boring everyday life or a mere experience of the coming future, the ‘Big Transition’ .
Do you like what is coming? When softwares replaced red rooms and processing techniques are endless by code.