Decelfie = selfmade neologism composed of ‘to decelerate’ and ‘selfie’. The idea is to photograph oneself with a pinhole camera to celebrate deceleration, blurr, imperfection. Using shutter speeds between, in this developing series, a minute and 6 to 8 hours allows time to infiltrate into a photograph in much larger portions than with a ‘regular’, lens-equipped camera.
This summer I experienced slowing down to be quite a challenge for myself. The last months at work had to offer so much multitasking at an ever increasing speed and intensity that I felt disturbingly empty and exhausted when summer was finally there. Taking plenty of time for unspectacular things while being at unspectectular places helps me reconnect. Giving an anachronistic turn to a contemporary frenzy may help me appreciate this without taking myself all too deadly serious.