I read an article a while back about Johannes Haushofer, a professor of psychology and public affairs at Princeton University who wrote a rather unconventional résumé: rather than tout his accomplishments, instead he listed his failures.
“Most of what I try fails, but these failures are often invisible, while the successes are visible,” Haushofer wrote.
That rings especially true in our age of social media, with its constant stream of images and posts. It’s easy to forget that those posts are highly curated, and that for every beautiful image we see there are likely a hundred crappy ones.
But wouldn’t it be refreshing if we occasionally set aside our polished highlight reels, and shared something a little bit more real?
In that spirit, today I’m abandoning my hand-picked travel photos to show you a shoot that went horribly wrong.
It wasn’t a professional gig, thank God — I simply…
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