The Art of the 'Selfie'

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Peter Hyatt | 0 Comments

The 'selfie' phenomenon is as irresistible as inescapable. It's a fascinating study in human behaviour where we become actors on an improvised stage - Time Square, the Sydney Opera House, Grand Canyon ('just one further step backwards please' - only kidding!)  or, in this instance, Uluwatu, Bali. They're some of the big ones, but the stage and opportunities are virtually endless.

More than that the 'selfie' shooter is frequently oblivious to his or her surroundings and neighbours. It is this fascination, narcissism perhaps, that intrigues me. This study of the grand setting - a pool paradise pulls relentlessly to merge the self-portraitist with their setting. And here is the result of patience paying close attention to pool and smart-phone users merging seamlessly, shamelessly into what is hopefully a defining 'selfie'. 

 

 

 

Posted in self-portrait, Selfie


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