We stumbled across this and it got us thinking (and chuckling) about the whole camera and design culture that we live in. As much as we and countless others love photography, many use the throwaway comment that it removes miracles from the world, in the same way as can be said for science.
But with science, just because we suddenly understand why something happens, it doesn’t make it any less beautiful, or scary, or breathtaking. With photography, many say that it actually helps to capture miracles and eternalise them, although that in itself can work against the whole “miracle factor”.
And then we have Photoshop, which since 1989 has helped us to create miracles where they don’t even belong. From a model being stunning to an otherwordly extent, to a monk fighting a bear on a bouncy castle (it probably exists somewhere).
It’s a bit of a catch-22 situation: you capture the miracle and it stops being a miracle, so you create new ones, but since they’re fabricated they’re not miracles to begin with.
You want our advice? Don’t worry about it. Snap away and have the best digital gallery around. Just don’t take pictures of nothing but your evening meals, as unless the pork chops suddenly spring to life and start dancing, there’s nothing miraculous there whatsoever!