In looking at SIN, I included some photos in the handouts which I will post below. I recommended that photos be used in such a way that we can see how we change from day to day. This exercise was not created by me; I have seen it in various forms a number of times. Let's look at how Stephanie Calabrese Roberts, author of The Art of iPhoneography, describes it.
She gives these instructions:
Scan through your image library and select a handful of your favorites. Study each image and ask yourself these questions:
- What were you doing moments before you made the image?
- What inspired you to make the image?
- How did you feel at that moment?
- How did the time of day, season, or weather impact the moment?
- How does the image make you feel now?
- If you could return to the scene now, how might you see it differently?
Since most people in my session would not have brought photos with them, I provided those below. Attendees were asked to write some reactions, observations, feelings, or descriptive words below each of the photos. I urged them to then revisit the photos a week later, preferably even further in the future, and again respond to them (not looking at the previous responses). Typically responses will shift and change.Roberts writes in her book: