I gave the wee little one an Olympus Infinity Stylus for his birthday, along with several rolls of HP5+, since there is a Tri X Shortage in my fridge. After I processed the roll, we looked at the negatives with a loupe against the lights and also the scans, with the negatives much more interesting than the scans. He absolutely loved all of the shots he took. It does not have anything to do with the technical mumbo jumbo, nor worried about how they looked to others. The subjects in the photos are the things he adores, and he photographed them, simple as that.
– – staring at the screen with a light bulb appearing on top of my head – –
Just like the great Garry Winogrand once said:
“I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed”
It Made Perfect Sense.