It has become a norm in our culture to document the sometimes exciting (but mostly the mundane) events in our lives through taking a selfie and blasting it on the long list of social media outlets. The mentality is that putting your face in the photo with a particular background proves that you were there; basically, pics or it didn’t happen. If you didn’t take a picture of the filtered-pink sunset off of your oceanside DP balcony, did it even happen? Of course it did. You managed to escape from the blazing house fire on Rider St.? Prove it. The cop who caught you speeding 45mph above the speed limit was cute? how cute?
My friend and I took this photo during the great San Francisco tsunami of 2014. To, me it says: I was there, we survived.