• 28th July
    2014
  • 28
Hey, Mona- can we take a selfie? 
It is so tempting, Study Abroad Fashionistas, to just take a picture. I still remember when I had to actually wait to see what I had captured on film- pre-digital age, pre-social media, the actual time of photographic film development forced me to stop, look, frame my image up, and maybe even look at the subject of my composition. 
Today, apart from museum crowds, the constant urge to snap every moment leaves us out of the moment- looking at ourselves from far away- memorializing our lives while we live it, instead of just living it. 
As this New York Times article highlights, we may not just be endangering our own sanity as we “take a selfie” but we also may be shortening the proverbial lives of artwork that has been around longer than we will ever be. 
Next time you’re in the Louvre, the Uffizi, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan, or wherever else your Study Abroad journey may take you- take a real look at the canvas, the statue someone actually took years to create. Maybe you’ll get some real artistic inspiration of your own for future, more relaxed and timely selfies. ;) 
Now that’s FASHION!

Hey, Mona- can we take a selfie? 

It is so tempting, Study Abroad Fashionistas, to just take a picture. I still remember when I had to actually wait to see what I had captured on film- pre-digital age, pre-social media, the actual time of photographic film development forced me to stop, look, frame my image up, and maybe even look at the subject of my composition. 

Today, apart from museum crowds, the constant urge to snap every moment leaves us out of the moment- looking at ourselves from far away- memorializing our lives while we live it, instead of just living it. 

As this New York Times article highlights, we may not just be endangering our own sanity as we “take a selfie” but we also may be shortening the proverbial lives of artwork that has been around longer than we will ever be. 

Next time you’re in the Louvre, the Uffizi, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan, or wherever else your Study Abroad journey may take you- take a real look at the canvas, the statue someone actually took years to create. Maybe you’ll get some real artistic inspiration of your own for future, more relaxed and timely selfies. ;) 

Now that’s FASHION!