One thing rarely leads to the other, the “Other” being what you first imagined. But if you allow the Chimera of a Slippery Slope Fallacy run amok. It can go on and on, to the extreme.
From a healthy attitude of fighting your ego, by reality-checking wild ideas with close acquaintances. To a mindless state of insecurities and constant search for acknowledgment.
Close adaptation may be a sad byproduct of fast-passed social life, but is essential on a conscious level. If there is to be any peace and harmony to speak of.
It is when priorities shift, from communication to looks, intelligence to physique, integrity to popularity. A mindless drone, in search of confirmation on all levels from his peers, appears.
Very little in this life can be foreseen, even less prepared for. School, training, practice. Valuable time spent on the crossroads towards a preferred goal.
A tight schedule, new routines, new books and new equipment. Images and imaginative scenarios pop up, expectations rise. Reality comes at second-hand, and ends up unbearably boring.
Disregarding the analytical, intelligent and hard-working individual in his routine. When on auto-pilot, there is a Lack of Preparation and the general attitude towards life is to Throw Until Something Sticks.
Suddenly there is time to do whatever. No hunger, no thirst, no tiredness. Just hopelessly restless. Objects of different shapes and colors in the current environment, sparks allot of imagination and an unintentional brainstorming session begins. Lets throw some ideas at the wall, and see what sticks.
When the records have worn out, the super 8 collection discoloured and your stack of Polaroid pictures crumbled. The content may look horrible, but gain a new quality. The chemical and vulnerable nature of old media, gives it a new charm. That is widely sought after in a digital age of perfect and non-degrading picture and sound.
Flicking through coffee-stained pictures, adjusting a heavy Polaroid collage on the wall. Choosing the correct speed, brushing away the dust, carefully dropping the needle. Something you can hold in your hand, brings more affection than what you can only see and hear, but not touch.
Clear, crisp, realistic, even three-dimensional picture and sound has its quality. But its seemingly simple symmetry only works in the correct environment. With the right codecs, connection-speed and compatible device. You’ll regret not reading that manual.
The faults and indirections of old-school photography, filming and sound recording suddenly became new. Possibly because of the lack of distortion in today’s picture. Or more likely, that the charming failure of a degraded and overexposed picture. Is New today.