Happy ‘Fourth of July’ Everybody

I want to wish all my readers Happy Independence Day (well, at least the US-based ones).

I’m taking today off to spend some time with my family, and I hope you’re able to do the same. Have a great day and we’ll see you here tomorrow for “Guest Blog” Wednesday, and on ‘The Grid’ tomorrow I have Paris-based photographer Serge Ramelli.

Just in Case: Here’s What ‘Independence Day’ Really Means to Us
Today is a national holiday celebrating our country’s independence from traditional film. No longer will we press the shutter button thinking, “Well, that just cost me 22¢” or “Well, that’s 36 — time to pop in another roll.”or that phrase heard so often on vacation, “I need to stop and buy some film.”

Should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: No longer will we wait hours, or days, to see our prints only to find out that someone was blinking or the flash didn’t fire. No longer will we go quitely into the night, to drop off our film in an overnight drop box. We’re going to live on to shoot for free another day — free from the tyranny of film chemicals and safe lights; changing bags and temperature regulators; cotton gloves and Print tongs. No today as we gather together to fill our 32 and 64-gig cards with wild abandon we celebrate our real Independence Day! (insert wild cheers here).

So, that’s what Independence Day really means to us Americans. That and right to eat stuff we’re not supposed to. Mostly the 2nd one.

Hope yours is a happy 4th wherever you are! :)



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