Photo tales lost in the digital wave

“Digitisation will also inevitably change the way we do research. Many researchers in archives will tell you how they like to touch an old photograph or pore through old newspapers to get the feel, the smell, the weight.

They are not saying that because they are sentimentalists but experience has told them how our senses can tell us or lead us to greater heights.

The famous monochrome photographer Ansel Adams spoke of the many tones that exist between black and white. The tonal range is part of the story as the whole photograph. Likewise, the texture of the paper and the smudges on a sheet.”

Read more: Wan A. Hulaimi, Photo tales lost in the digital wave – Columnist – New Straits Times