Introducing: Silver Screenshots 🎞
It is my personal opinion that the screenshot is one of the most underrated technological advances of the past decade.
Think about it—we all have, at our literal fingertips, the power to capture a fleeting moment in time and download it directly to our desktops. We can capture the ephemeral! We can hold people accountable for their shitty behavior online, even after they've tried to delete the evidence!
Ok—so maybe there aren't that many useful applications for this technology. But I for one am a huge proponent of that Command-Shift-4 lyfe.
Case in point: my desktop is so full of screenshots that I have to regularly offload them onto an external drive, because they take up so much memory they actually slow down my computer. All because I have a tendency to obsessively screenshot the most ~aesthetically pleasing~ parts of every movie and TV show I watch.
Maybe I started doing this because our current image-obsessed culture has conditioned me to aestheticize, filter, and frame literally anything I see; to religiously document anything that qualifies as #inspo. But honestly? I don't see that as a bad thing, and this impulse to collect and curate has resulted in an extensive library of beautiful, interesting, and unexpected images that I think deserve special appreciation.
Right now, hundreds of these photos are j chilling on my hard drive. So I'm starting Silver Screenshots — curated collections of images from the movies and TV shows I'm watching. Sometimes there will be text if I have Something To Say. Other times, it'll be just the pick-chas, seeee (please read in an old-timey MGM Studio director voice).