Modern photography is in crisis, or call it a disease. Cliches are only one of the symptoms
The person who wrote this maybe has 26 years old. I've seen cliches all my life and I'm 41. There are, there were cliches and just because those things exist doesn't mean X is dying. People takes more photos now in a week than our entire classic photography history.
You're absolutely right!
Come on. Don't compare Instagram photos and professional photography. These things are different.
call a medic
oh i dunno... my older brother does a fair bit of photography for events, weddings, concerts etc... He seems to be doing just fine. I think (at least for a long time to come) there will be a place for folks that are skilled at certain things, photography being a good example. I may have a decent camera on my phone, and occasionally get lucky with a decent shot, but my brother has the professional equipment and generally gets incredible shots WAY more frequently. At the end of the day, when it comes to shooting photos, i'm a hack, and he's a skilled professional with pro equipment. It makes a huge difference.
"Photography, gone in a flash?"
Interesting story. Looking forward to seeing how it develops.
Interesting point of view, but I think what we're seeing in photography also applies to any type of content in the digital space. Unless we revert back to analog methods of delivery, the nature of digital enables us to bend/distort reality.
In addition to that, the only way we can be better equipped at deciphering what's real and what's not, is really up to humanity in being responsible; but even that is faulty at its core. The only real solution I see, is if there are plugins/tools/AI that augment our perception to help counteract these "deepfakes".
"Looks like it's time to close the shutter on this favourite past-time"
Everything eventually succumbs to entropy.