I was just looking through my photos. As in actual physical, on card from film type photos and it struck me how much our tech has changed, even in the time I’ve been alive.
My first camera was an inherited thing I got when I was about eight, similar to the above, with a large plastic body that took film cartridges. The photos it produced were 10mm square. My compositions where pretty shit to be honest, but I took that camera everywhere and I took photos of everything.
After that died, I once again inherited my brother camera that took standard loading cartridge. I think I managed to kill that one by getting water in the view finder…
This camera lasted me right up until I was in my early 20s, when the digital revolution was happening. I went out and bought myself my current digital camera:
I still have this one, and it served me well, if with interesting images sometimes, until I got my HTC Dream last year. FYI, that isn’t a camera. It’s a smart phone with a camera attached, that happened to be better than my actual camera.
And so, in twenty years (maybe a little less) we’ve gone from simplistic cameras to having tiny ones embedded in our mobile phones. I wonder how we’ll be taking photos in the next twenty years?