We’re all guilty of this.
Modern technology has allowed us to capture, edit and delete every imperfect photograph of ourselves.
While our phones are filled with snaps of parties, family outings, Monday mornings and Saturday nights, few of those shots ever see the light of day.
Now a Cork-based videographer is hoping to change that by showing us all what we’re missing by over-processing or deleting each and every precious memory.
Dan Sweeney of DigiGuys launched a little experiment to counteract the current obsession with perfection on social media.
“Everything we see on social media is perfect.” says Dan. “We get sucked in and compare ourselves to those we see forgetting that these pictures were probably caught during a 200 picture photoshoot like session.”
“We too are caught up in capturing the perfect photo. Retaking pictures to capture the perfect angle or because “you don’t like yourself in it”. What if there were no second chances? What if we didn’t have the technology we have right now and were stuck with the old disposable cameras?”
Dan asked his Instagram fans to help him record the voiceovers for a three-minute video, which follows him as he hands strangers a disposable camera and asks them to take a photo that can never be edited or ‘improved’.
“I want to capture pictures with disposable cameras where there are no second chances and the click of the button means a finished product with no editing or alterations!”
The results are not only beautiful, they are also a poignant reminder that, as the title of the video highlights ‘Nothing Is Perfect’.
And that’s okay.
Watch it here: