In Confidence.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

I imagine these images by photographer Anna Ladd would strike a chord with anyone who's shared something personal on a blog or to a social media audience. Part of a series called Things I Told the Internet, But Didn't Tell My Mom, each image shows a direct quote from writing Anna's posted online "but never talked about in person."


With my POV series, I've often wondered who's out there reading: friends? Strangers? People who I've met randomly in coffee shops and on street corners, who find my site later? It's mind-boggling sometimes to think of sharing such personal material with people I don't know in real life - but it's liberating, too, and more rewarding than I could possibly have imagined. (So thank you, again, for reading.)

Found via Ignant. Happy Thursday!

11 comments:

tara said...

I love this project -- and it also slightly terrifies me.

Social media is so strange.

Diana said...

I concur with Tara.

Ione said...

This is crazy and great.

Shoko said...

I also like this project, by the same photographer:

http://www.annaladdphoto.com/best-day-worst-day

Ellie said...

fascinating!

burntfeather said...

Isn't the internet a funny place, I really think they only people reading are those that comment or my close friends/family but there has to be a few randoms lurking - it's nice :)

Cassie @ Witty Title Here said...

Gorgeous and haunting series. Sometimes I forget just how many people I'm talking to online... which is to say, I have no idea how many people I'm talking to online, haha.

Anonymous said...

yes

little t said...

Love this - it is weird how we can be so open sometimes online, but struggle to reveal the same when having a private conversation with a loved one. I think there is definitely an element of protecting the people you love from what you truly feel.

Rachel said...

This is super cool. My mom will actually talk to me about a few things that she reads on my blog, but I've also noticed that she neglects to ever mention any of the really crucial stuff. It's interesting how things writing online can be shielded from the real world.

Shoko said...

Rachel, that's so interesting! And yes, it's fascinating that what we write online can be so separate from our real lives and the real world...

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