The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Scary Statistic Of The Day …
May 20, 2014, 6:10 am
Filed under: Comment

The UK’s, Daily Telegraph newspaper recently reported that approximately 10% of all the photographs ever taken were shot in the last 12 months.

TWELVE MONTHS!!!

Given the first photograph shot by a ‘camera’ was way back in 1826 by French inventor Joseph Nicéphore Niépce [who – in typical French self-important style, named it ‘View from the Window at Le Gras’] and there are allegedly 3.8 trillion photos currently in existence, that’s bloody amazing.

Of course, that massive impact has been driven by the rise of camera phone technology which is why every two minutes, society takes more pictures than the whole of humanity managed in the 1800’s and why everyday, 300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook … which supposedly represents only 20% of the total amount of photos taken by us every 24 hours.

But that aside, what this means is the subject matter of photos is ‘evolving’ from being significant memories of humanity to the food we eat in restaurants and the selfies that are taken by delusional fools who believe they will be spotted and picked up by a modelling agency so they can be the next Gisele.

Even though most of them stand more chance of being mistaken as a gazelle.

Mind you, if anyone has seen my instagram feed, you’ll realise I should shut the hell up given I’m probably responsible for at least 2% of the global volume of photos. Sorry.


35 Comments so far
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Do you really think we won’t see this as an attempt to up your instagram followers?

Comment by DH

If you promise not to take any selfies I might follow.

Comment by DH

Face for radio.

Comment by Bazza

have you seen his shit? the only followers hell get are the fucking vice squad. and queen fucking fans, the sad fucking bastards.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’d take it as a compliment if the vice squad followed me.

Comment by Rob

So 1000 years from now, when we’re invaded by aliens, they will look at facebook and assume we were ruled by cats, food and babies. Depressing.

Comment by DH

Facebook is depressing.

Comment by Bazza

LIke.

Comment by John

so was hearing how much they fucking paid you for 3 minutes fucking work. made campbells gig at wieden look cheap and thats fucking saying something.

Comment by andy@cynic

Yes, compared to Baz, I’m slave labour.

Comment by Rob

Yeah, it must be so hard owning half of Australia.

Comment by DH

The french can make going for a shit sound like it’s a pretentious art form. Though my shit is a masterpiece.

Comment by Billy Whizz

who did you get to write this because its good and unfuckinglike you.

Comment by andy@cynic

I wish I hadn’t laughed at this.

Comment by Rob

What I find interesting is that smartphones have resulted in people taking photographs for entirely different reasons than what went before. It used to be about capturing personal moments of significance. Private memories to remember. Now it’s about curating and publicising the life you wish you lived. Oversharing insignificant moments and packaging them as fun and aspirational.

Comment by Pete

Same as it ever was.

Comment by John

Really? You could be right. The difference being technology has allowed you to show off to more people in more ways than a cheese and wine slideshow with the neighbours.

Comment by George

youre so fucking old bryant.

Comment by andy@cynic

Younger than you.

Comment by George

prick.

Comment by andy@cynic

They used to say the camera never lies. They were wrong.

Comment by George

stop trying to sound like a french fucking philosopher.

Comment by andy@cynic

It’s good to have you back Andy.

Comment by DH

That’s deep George. Sooooo deep. Ha.

Comment by Rob

I agree Dave, Andy’s masses of insulting comments remind me of this blogs heyday. ; )

Comment by Pete

Apologies for the pseudo smilie. I don’t know what came over me.

Comment by Pete

Stupid is what happened.

Comment by DH

without me, this blog is fucking nothing.

Comment by andy@cynic

That startling statistic must rub salt in the wounds of every ex-Kodak employee.

Comment by Lee Hill

Proving quantity is no match for quality.

Comment by Wayne Green

Your Instagram account is constant source of annoyance to me. You really need to up your fucking game there, Campbell. Good afternoon.

Comment by Marcus

you lost all fucking sympathy when you said you fucking had looked at it. what the fuck were you thinking.

Comment by andy@cynic

I don’t look at it. It invades me life. Hello you sweary bugger. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Comment by Marcus

nothing this blog ending couldnt fucking solve.

Comment by andy@cynic

Or an invitation to George’s cheese and wine slideshow?

Comment by John




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