Deliberate Vintage

Growing obsession with making photos look 'antique'
Implications - Although recent years have seen a rise in high-resolution photography and tools, many people are becoming more partial to photography that takes on an antique look, with blurred edges, fuzzy images and faded coloring. This love for antique photography has created a renewed passion for the Polaroid photo as well as contemporary tools like Instagram that allow consumers to instantly turn their digital photos into "vintage" ones. Consumers are hardwired to appreciate nostalgic elements in products and advertising (nostalgia activates parts of the brain associated with feelings of pleasure), which explains why this direction in photography has grown -- and is growing -- so rapidly.
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