Calcutta Holy Man (Sean Miles Lotman)

Calcutta Holy Man

I was born in the 1970s, which means I came of age in a crossover generation straddling both analogue and digital cultures. Many of my peers are now in the vanguard of Internet media, yet many of them, like myself, grew up writing school reports on typewriters and making mixed tapes for the girls we loved. A whole industry of iPhone applications has evolved to cater to the nostalgia of this lo-fi sensibility– that it is an artifice does not matter to many in our ironically inclined generation. I am not altogether Luddite, but I believe that regarding photography at least, authenticity is more valuable than convenience which is why I shoot analogue rather than digital.

Sean Lotman is the author of the monthly column Pop Zeitgeist