I was thinking about aesthetics. Wikipedia defines it as “a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty”.
Lots and lots of people like the look of film photos. Those, that are not lazy would take an analog camera and they would photograph on film. And they get the result they love. Some people don’t see the need to have analog camera to achieve film look. So those would use presets/filters and they make the photo look like film. They don’t don’t use film, but computer to achieve it that look.
Purists will say photos where filters are used don’t look exactly same as real analog photos.
This discussion is nonsense.
It just doesn’t matter.
Everybody does what they think is right. What they believe in. It is now such a strange time. Abundance of photography. So we look in the past to get inspired. To be anchored. Where we feel home.
I’d rather look forward. No back.
I am in search for the answer.