Look here upon this picture, and on this, The counterfeit presentment of two brothers.

Sometime I wish we still thought of images of people as counterfeits. I feel like it would go a long way toward reminding us that we are not the pictures of ourselves. The way things stand, it feels as though our images are more real than ourselves. The photographs we collect and post and share and edit and control start to BE us rather than representations. To think of our image as not a representation but a fake – an attempt, not a success…well, I feel like it would do us good.
When someone says, “Oh I saw your photo on Facebook!”
I can say, “Oh, that counterfeit?”

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