I don't love the Selfie, and especially not the yoga Selfie, but I have to say that I understand some of the impulse to document.
Process-based work offers little in the way of regular accomplishments and mile markers. And often (at least for me), things get uglier before they get better: thumping around in my balance poses, covering my word document with the yellow highlighting that means "fix me please."
My friend Jen was fascinated by what people's writing processes looked like. She did a wondeful project of photographing writers "in action" and then interviewed them.
In addition to bringing what is private and mysterious into the open, photographs of writing in process might also offer us a small sense of accomplishment: This is what it looked like when I worked today.
In retrospect, I think I might not mind the yoga Selfie so much if it were more about process and less about the perfect product--sharing the journey over showing off.
Perhaps sharing these images can combat the Isolation of process-oriented work. Here's what my process looked like today; how was yours?
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