Growing up whilst social networks started to emerge and increasingly gained popularity, I personally never thought about consequences based on what I reveal until very late.
It all started off with a passion I developed for photography at the age of 14 and started individual blogs together with my best friend. We would regularly meet up to take pictures of each other, edit them so we could share it with everyone online. Later on, we launched YouTube Channels, Tumblrs and Instagrams which were all linked together and promoted our blogs at the same time. Our following started to increase which of course was extremely exciting for us, on the other hand however some of our followers took it to the extreme. Fake profiles and fan pages started to emerge which we did not particularly appreciated and at such a young age, also felt quite intruding. Up to the present day all of our content is still available online, even though we stopped blogging and closed down various sites.
Of course the photography we shared online was an amazing way to express ourselves and our art. The images are also not explicit in any way, however growing up, we do wish we had more control of what is still out there. You do feel very powerless and the control over our work has been taken out of our hands. Therefore, I do believe educating younger generations to think twice before what they are going to post online is crucial.
Nevertheless, enjoy some pictures of my past and passion: