That’s funny. As we get more and more advanced technology, some artists are rejecting it to use outdated techniques.
By adding context, the author is letting us know this situation is unexpected, and ironic.
- CORRECT. One definition of irony is when something happens that is the opposite of what you would have expected to happen. As technology gets more advanced, you wouldn’t expect artists to use 19th century techniques.
- We have no idea if photographers are ‘wary’. They may just think that new techniques produce less artistic results.
- Actually, the author seems to approve of the trend towards using old techniques. The final paragraph is very positive, for example. Old-style photographs are intimate.
- Sort of like B. You could see merit in a technique, while thinking it wouldn’t produce the specific results you’re looking for.Photographers might agree, for example, that new techniques are great for people who just want nice family photos.
- The author never implies that the use of old techniques is a fad. The line in question is just there to add context and contrast. The photographers are looking to the past, while photography in general is moving forward.
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