WELCOME TO GETTING SOCIAL a show about storytelling and connection through conversations.
The advancement of technology has revolutionized our daily lives. The entire idea of 'capturing a moment' has evolved. Now we are inundated with images on a constant basis. Storytelling is fundamentally different than it’s inception.
While I've been a storyteller my whole life, the idea of telling stories without my camera only recently occured to me. I’ve thought of myself as a ‘photographer’ growing up in a world where images are everything.
Because the camera gave me the confidence to engage with individuals I found interesting, I've had an opportunity to tell stories and capture moments in time- both real and imagined.
But I’ve learned the conversations I have WHILE photographing are just as important as the finished product I create.
We lose the ability to interact authentically when we do all of our communicating through a screen. We lose our grip on reality when we enter into an echo chamber instead of sharing conversations with others who offer an alternate point of view.
It’s easy to disconnect, especially today- when we are constantly connected!
We want to push forward, past the current way we’ve normalized screens, encouraging others to engage positively using technology and keeping personal boundaries in place both ON and OFF line.
Let's find new ways to make connections using the devices that so often disconnect us.