one of your best, Bill…
I specially like:
ness long enough for their faces to break
into something real, despite themselves.
Max (after breakfast Wed morning and taking dogs out in rain)
On 13/11/2013, at 6:59 AM, Bill Wootton wrote:
> A singular pursuit: snapping yourself.
> No partner, no friend, no family member
> to do the business for you.
> What if someone calls, mid-selfie?
> What's the protocol? Do protocols
> apply to yourself alone?
> In common with all photos, the selfie
> confirms: you were ideed there,
> like that, in that moment.
> The difference, not so much contrived
> awkwardness, as sudden need for
> self-celebration, then approbation.
> The urge to post, to feel the Like,
> not new of course; Frida Kahlo,
> in oils, paved a way for selfers.
> Adopting a pose the first duty
> according to Wilde, the second
> the stumbling block. It took Warhol
> to expose step two: filmed celebrities
> and Factory nobodies alike, enduring still-
> ness long enough for their faces to break
> into something real, despite themselves.
> What do giddy selfies reveal? Self-Officer,
> arrest that still face. Guilty as charged.