You like Instagram, right? And what you like about Instagram, aside from the appetite stimulation and cat photos, are those nifty little filters. The ones that take your scrumptious Thanksgiving turkey, your big-eyed 1-year-old nephew, the street scene from your table outside Four Barrel coffee, and alter them just so, adding extra scrumptiousness and urbanity. The fact that these filters are meant to imitate the color-shifting effects of old films and cameras is incidental; what they really do is make art out of your humdrum snapshot by ever so slightly fictionalizing it. The image, visibly altered, is made more meaningful — more beautiful — by... More >>>
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