We live in the age of the selfie. A fast self-portrait, made with a smartphone’s camera and immediately distributed and inscribed into a network, is an instant visual communication of where we are, what we’re doing, who we think we are, and who we think is watching. Selfies have changed aspects of social interaction, body language, self-awareness, privacy, and humor, altering temporality, irony, and public behavior. It’s become a new visual genre—a type of self-portraiture formally distinct from all others in history.
Our smartphones have and will continue to revolutionize our fishing stories! So much for the classic “it was that big” with your arms spread wide and everyone saying sure it was. Now people criticize the angle and how far we push the fish forward to make our fish seem bigger than they are. It is still a great way to capture moments in nature in the past we wouldn’t have gotten.
We look forward to seeing what you caught this week! Keep the photos coming.