An old landscape photographer sold me his old polaroid camera, which oddly is older than me.
I’m seduced by analogue photography. Especially photographing with a polaroid is very unique. Just as the price for films. They nowadays, as the Polaroid factory was closed down and then reopened, but films had to be newly developed, cost a fortune (20Euros 8 shots). That of course sharpens the concentration for each shot immensely. As I have never photographed with a Polaroid before, I had to learn quickly to avoid costs. As I started, my first shots got either far too dark or too light (I have only three setting options on the camera: normal, lighter, darker). By the third shot I hit the correct exposure, and this came out, which I find an interesting subject: a human couple looking at a factory from the distance, the alps in the backdrop. And then a second shot: The tractor working on the field in front of the factory.
A question crossed my mind: How big will the influence of human beings be in the future and how big that of machines in the wider sense (genetic engineering, robots that replace human labor in ways we cannot think of today, the internet, and machines again in the wider sense that change our climates etc.) And who actually are the ones that stand behind it and have the control over the ‘masses’ through big organizations? A disturbing, yet thrilling subject.