“Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be. This unique existence of the work of art determined the history to which it was subject throughout the time of its existence.” Walter Benjamin, 1935, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, translated from German. Linked at the bottom is the Benjamin article alongside a pseudo-60s psych-rock name 'Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats' whose music could fit as a soundtrack to this nostalgic editorial.
Creatives around the world are bringing back the warmest medium around for film photography the film camera and with it some of its cultural essence. A couple of weeks ago analog photographer Dani Leon based out of sunny Chile produced a remarkable glimpse of life into life on the shores of Chile alongside models Catalina Provoste and Angelica Sanchez. When I had enquired Leon which software she used to reproduce those psychedelic effects she told me she used a real filter to create it, Instagram before Instagram.