A little light relief on the blog this week
If you spend any time in the streets of central London you’ll see hundreds of tourists with selfie sticks or just holding their arms out as far as they can. They take photos of themselves in front of famous buildings, with statues and street performers and frankly in some bizarre places that I can’t fathom why they would want a picture there. Quite a lot just film themselves walking down the street.
But Londoners do it too. It’s more likely to be at a bar or restaurant after a few drinks that the phone comes out for a selfie. But give them an installation for a major film (Ghostbusters) at one of the country’s busiest railway stations (Waterloo) and a hashtag (#Ghostbusterswaterloo) to use when posting their selfies to social media and a chance to win a competition and inhibitions go out of the window! I think the horror of facing the commute home might push them over the edge to pull faces at their phones.
Of course it doesn’t have to be a selfie. You can always get someone else to take a photo of you in a ridiculous pose. At least that way you don’t have to watch the people walking past giving you strange looks!