We all take photography pretty seriously, but sometimes we just need to take a step back and look at the lighter side of the art. Glove and Boots, a YouTube channel which is filled with adorable puppets just released a video that explores the terrible history of photographs, and it will have you in stitches. Watch as puppet hosts, Mario and Fafa have a tongue in cheek discussion about photographs and all things photography. It will be the funniest thing you see all day. Check out the video after the break.
We have it pretty good as photographers these days. We can take a picture and can see it instantly. We can manipulate our photos in any way we like, and we can share them with millions of people all around the world without even really having to think about it, but things haven’t always been so good.
The Terrible History of Photographs video from Boots and Gloves, which was recently shared by Canon Watch is absolutely hilarious. Hosts Mario and Fafa will take you on a laugh filled journey through time while they talk about the terrible, no good, super bad history of photographs. The two puppets explore the terrible world of Polaroids and how 10 minutes seems like an eternity to wait for an image, and if “ya think that’s bad”, they go back further to negative film, and to cameras of the 1800’s as well.
The section of the video that talks about 35mm film brings good memories (and makes me feel old), but it also makes me realize just how good we have it today. We can store thousands of images in a piece of plastic that’s just a fraction bigger than a postage stamp, and we have instant access to them; not to mention that we have cameras in our pockets at all times thanks to our smartphones. What a time to be a photographer. Check out the hilarious video below.