Are we transcendentalists with iPhones ?

“The practice of self-portraiture has never been cheaper or wider. The #selfie hashtag on Instagram summons a torrent of self-portraits, ranging in style from glamour shot to mugshot. Now, we are a mob of self-portraitists. The total democratisation of an art form either destroys it or ennobles it, and the selfie is either a pure expression of self or the surrender to conformity.”

This applies equally to the vids and pics you take of your sex life. If you’re bothering to document it, isn’t it worth the effort to learn how to depict visually what makes you individual, rather than simply emulating what’s gone before?

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