Well I got the new iPhone this past week, and it really is amazing, but no matter how great new technology is, it always does sort of disappoint me. Every time I get a new phone, camera, computer (ESPECIALLY computers) I have these visions of how it's going to change my lifestyle and how much more awesome stuff I'm going to be able to do. Then after playing with it for hours (half of which is spent trying to seek out what's actually new about it and how I can change to benefit from it) I'm left with the realization that it's more or less the same. Oh well, at least I'm mature enough to now recognize that I feel this way...
...but still not mature enough to not fight it! So after getting the new phone and FaceTiming with everyone I possibly could I decided that some new apps would perhaps give me that feeling of newness that I was craving. I've always loved photography, and my friend and former roommate Matt does some terrific toy camera photography. So I decided to get a couple apps to try and make cheap replications of that style (plastic bullet and camera+, if you were wondering).
It's incredibly addicting. I don't know what it is about taking these shots with bad focus, misbalanced colors, and uncontrolled light leaks that is so fun, but it just is! We've spent so much time developing all these new technologies, and now what are we doing? Creating programs to mimic the bad technology of the past. I don't know what that says -- that we're realizing technology will never satisfy us in the ways we dream it will or we're finding some of the charm in imperfection or we're just idiots or what -- but it certainly is a complex time we're living in.