Photopanic: Instagram and Nostalgia

While my research isn’t headed towards analysing Instagram and other smartphone-based digital photography apps, I keep coming across articles about it.  Initially, these articles intrigued me because of their mention of nostalgia, and its attractiveness to a typically-young user group.  The attraction of the nostalgia of tints and filters that aim to reproduce the visual […]

Mediated Childhood: Digital Photography and Innocence

Last week, the Globe and Mail published an article on the ever-increasing saturation of smartphone photography.  Katrina Onstad’s piece began with an expression of discomfort about witnessing a child’s excitement about having his sandcastle creation photographed and then his demand to immediately see the image.  Onstad’s discomfort lay in the child’s focus on himself, rather […]