Fads are funny. They are all the rage for a period of time and then they fade. In a nutshell, that’s the definition of a fad. They don’t last.
The origin of the word fad is unknown. It possibly derives from the expression fiddle faddle. There was a fad in using the expression fiddle faddle which I recall being used when I was very young. It was perhaps already outdated then.
Fiddle faddle means trivial nonsense. So yes, it’s possible that a fad is merely trivial nonsense. This issue is about snapshots. There once was a fad about snapshots.
Maybe that fad has returned in a more legitimate form than the famous Kodak moment. Maybe not considering the constant trend for selfies and other trivial photos found on social media
It’s possible that snapshots have always been with us ever since the invention of compact cameras. But there are a few different kinds of snapshots. I would like to think that the essence of street photography is the snapshot.
But for many street photographers, it sounds like a way of lessening the value of their photos. Some would prefer to call it fine art photography. What’s in a name, a word or even a genre? Perhaps what’s more important is the actual style, the content,
Thanks for following me on this journey and remaining curious about the world of photography!