I must admit I love not having a phone. Being hard to find or get a hold of suits me. Having only a vague concept of time and being very present where you are and with whom you are with. And then the being alone, like, actually alone. It’s wonderful. I’m not even a phone consumed person and still the difference it makes is incredible. I had a picnic on the webster pier with one of my oldest friends watching the sunset and wasn’t bothered by a screen once. Hallelujah.
and for good measure, this is my favorite self portrait ive ever taken.
I’m in the Vatican. i walked over two hours in the pouring rain to get here making it through the door just before they closed. this place is usually packed with people but cause of the rain and the time and a little luck it was nearly empty. the guards looked at me suspiciously as i set my camera up on a statues pedestal and took off sprinting across the room cause then my self-timer was only a single shot with a three or five second delay. Everyone else is kinda of blurry cause its about a 1/2 sec. exposure but I stood still as I could, hoped no one would walk in front and nailed it on the first shot. My reflection in the floor is what I like the most. this was in 2010.
Including compiling every self portrait I’ve ever taken. A perhaps vain lifetime affair with documenting physically catching or otherwise becoming completely aware of my context within a space.