Simon Griffee
Design consulting, art direction, photography.

May 2018

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, September 2014

Published 2018 May 29

Via di S. Pietro in Carcere, Rome, Italy, May 2018

Published 2018 May 29

Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy, October 2014

Published 2018 May 25

Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy, May 2018

Published 2018 May 23

Lungotevere delle Navi, Rome, Italy, May 2018

Published 2018 May 22

Campidoglio, Rome, Italy, May 2018

Published 2018 May 18

Via di San Gregorio, Rome, Italy, October 2013

Published 2018 May 16

Piazza Navona, Rome, Italy, May 2018

Published 2018 May 15

Bar Farnese, Rome, Italy, May 2018

Published 2018 May 14

My Mother at Work, Passo Fundo, Brazil, c.1957

Published 2018 May 13

Ellis Island, New York City, May 2017

Published 2018 May 9

Preparations for May 4th in Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy, May 2014

Published 2018 May 4

Slow Thought is Playful #

Among other things.

Using Photography for Everyday Well-being #

Taking one photograph a day is good for your health:

Interest in the connection between involvement in digital communities and well-being has increased as these communities become more commonplace. Specific models of interaction that affect well-being have emerged; here, we examine one of those models, termed ‘digital daily practice’. Digital daily practices involve a commitment to doing one thing – exercise, photography and writing – every day and sharing it online. Participants in these practices agree that they provide an unexpected benefit of improving well-being. This article makes an in-depth examination of one digital daily practice, photo-a-day, using a practice theory framework to understand the affordances it offers for well-being. We engage with the literature on well-being and self-care, critiquing its presentation of well-being as an individual trait. We present data from an ethnographic study including interviews and observations to highlight how photo-a-day as a practice functions as self-care and how communities are formed around it. Photo-a-day is not a simple and uncomplicated practice; rather it is the complex affordances and variance within the practice that relate it to well-being. We conclude that this practice has multi-faceted benefits for improving well-being.

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