It is hardly breaking news that tr00fags love to jizz over dead media formats (see my previous post ‘Why do people think old stuff is cool?‘ for an in-depth look at the subject), but the fact that TITLE FIGHT now make disposable cameras definitely represents an escalation of the ‘who can fetishize the most banal, dumb trinket’ battle. THE WONDER YEARS may have taken the early lead with their pretentious coffee table book, but TITLE FIGHT just passed them in a blur with the introduction of these useless, ghey little cameras.
When you think about it a bit more, though, it gets rly postmodern rly fast… for example, taking a photo of a camera with your iPhone and Tweeting it, because a film camera in 2012 is not about actually using it to take photos, it is about what the camera represents as a symbol (brb going on and on about how amazing the intro to semiotics class I took last semester was). In this case, I can imagine some fggt getting one of these and being like ‘lol who remembers going on field trips to the zoo and taking pics with one of these sigh i wish i could recapture the carefree innocence of childhood.’ Or maybe it is about how ‘using a limited palette of tools can rly open up new possibilities for u as an artist’ and they will use the images captured with this camera for their senior portfolio class that’s about how the medium is teh message (btw does anyone know where u can get them developed its a weird format that the photo lab at school doesn’t know how to work with and I need to drop them off to get framed at Michael’s by monday if they’re going to be ready in time for the show).
in b4 TITLE FIGHT get one-upped by MAN OVERBOARD making buggy whips or FIREWORKS adding replica Confederate dollars to their merch assortment