Spectator to your own life

“The more you document your own life, the more you check in, you tweet, the more you post photos of what you did last night, the more you do all of this stuff, or even in my case, the more you listen for little lines of dialogue that can make their way into stories, the more you photograph moments, in a way, the more you start to step out of those moments, and if you do that too much, you become a spectator to your own life.”
– Jonathan Harris

I read this a while ago and I’ve thought of it a lot since. It’s something I’m definitely trying to be more aware of – I noticed it recently when I was sorting some photos and deleted a couple that I didn’t want anyone else to see… and then I realised that no one else has to see them, they don’t have to be posted to Flickr or Facebook or Twitter. Duh.

A quote from Jonathan Harris’ CreativeMornings talk.

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