How to look at life

I have been pissed off with cameras lately. Do we really need more of those?

The camera has gone from a thing for special occasions to a shitty obsession. Less a reminiscence device and more every half-wit’s outdoor trinket.

Art forms fall into this overuse trap often. Photography is important because photographers help us appreciate and notice things that we would otherwise completely be oblivious to. In a lot of ways, they show us the world, revive the unconscious. It’s one of the few remaining art forms that thrive in love and simplicity.

I kinda stay away from calling social media a toilet, but molly-golly — what a turdshow it’s turned out in this case. It drained photography of its purpose and turned it into an asylum of artifice and self-obsession.

Therefore:
Screw the Digital camera. Get yourself a binocular.

We need something to capture the deeper experience. And you can’t do better than a binocular. The camera has degraded into a shallow capture all-the-shit-I-see just to put it out in the world for random people to like, share and flush down their metal toilet of vacuous imagery.

Binoculars help you experience life (and art) in its purest form. Only you can see through the lens. Within the selfish act lies something profound. It resembles something life-life: a search for meaning.

The Binocular is a proverbial middle-finger to the status-quo. It’s one of those few things that is curmudgeon and yet classy. Mundane and yet magical.

Binoculars are to experiences what the present moment is to spirituality. In a world of noise, they depict a strange quietness.

Nature is the only beauty that lasts. Take a closer look. Everything looks beautiful up close.

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