I like digital photography.

A lot.

My photography has improved significantly in terms of quality of the print, the way the pictures can be used, shared etc.
However, it has not changed the way that I make pictures. I still try to get it right in camera, avoiding a lot of post production work.
Though I am technophile, I realise that I am not very happy doing this digital work. I love to print and finally hold the print in my hands (see it, touch it, feel it). I live to frame it and could not stop staring at it on the wall. But the digital work …

I use a digital calendar. I love this.

A lot.

It makes my life so much easier. I can use and synchronise it through all of my devices. And yet – I always have the feeling that a paper based calendar would fit me better. I love touching the paper. I love writing with a pen. And I have a better feeling about what the week will be about. It gives me pleasure to use it, touch it, feel it. I like using my hands to write, every letter a little bit different, the lines forming a peace of artwork.

I read on iBook. And the digital magazines. I like this.

A lot.

It saves me space, time and money. I do not have to carry around a lot of weight. The books are always with me, I could read wherever I want, whenever I want.
But – touching a book, holding it in the hands, reading printed words, skimming through the paper, being surprised by good typography and new font types … feeling the paper – that is a different experience that the iPad will never give me.

So, I am analogue.


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