We share and connect our social lives on Facebook, Instagram, etc. but it is only an illustration not reality. The article that is linked above really reflects how I feel about social media and the influence of this type of technology and new way of socializing. As a social media enthusiast, a public relations major, and amateur photographer, I really don’t want my future seen through an Instagram filter or summarized in a status or tweet. It is a tool to use not something to reinforce your identity.
More and more I think about what photography means to me as I started this blog for my travels in Europe and it has become a very intimate part of me. When I photograph things and especially people, the photo I capture is usually a replica of what I see in my mind. What I mean is that when I photograph someone, I don’t really aim to capture the good looking aspect, but moreso what I see in the person. It isn’t evident in most of my scenic photos for illustration purposes, but it is definitely the case for when I photograph portraits. I will be putting up hopefully tonight my last shoot and it shows how I feel and what I see, not just the person, but who they are to me.