A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, well Perth….it is a period pre smart phones, interwebs and Instagram. Rebel Photographers, striking with a hidden camera have won their first victory against
the evil Galactic Empire SELFIES.
Yes, Christmas eve 1997. Yes I have rollers in my hair. Yes it’s a polaroid. It is the first instance I can find of me taking a selfie. We’ve all seen a bazillion of them since on Facebook. But this one could be my first one, age 21.
Location scouting / new haircut selfies
So I’ve been sitting on this blog post for a while as, once I had begun gathering all of my selfies into one place I soon realised just how many I had. Now I’m the kind of girl that until 18 months ago didn’t have a mobile phone that could even take pictures. Add to that the fact that I am, ahem, Gen X and remember a time before staring at glowing rectangles 24/7 was the done thing. I’m not an early adopter of technology at all. So how the hell have I ended up with just soooo many selfies? And what does it mean?
Having just read this article in the Australian, I am seriously hoping it is not a severe case of narcissism. But enough about me, let’s talk about ME!
Maybe its the control freak in me, maybe its the fact that I’m not super comfortable having my photo taken (I KNOW!). What I do know for sure, is that there is an angle, at exactly my arm’s length away, preferably higher than my head, that I approve of. Even when I am not looking super rad. I pray this is where you all see me from, at all times, although having accidentally taken photos of myself on the ol’ iPhone from my own lap, I am VERY aware of what I look like from other angles. Its not great. So for the forseeable future, my high angled selfies are staying.
Please reassure me I’m not alone. You’ve all got millions of selfies. Right?
Here’s my selfie greatest hits for your amusement.
Last day at work / Fitness selfies
Drunk the night before / hungover the day after selfies
Computer selfie / park selfie
Interesting light and there is no one but me to stand in it selfies
VERY Drunk selfies
I have just spent two weeks expelling all liquid from my body in all directions selfie….
And if you can bear anymore, after the jump, here come a MILLION travelling selfies