Creative Selfies

selfie |ˈsɛlfi (also selfynoun (pl. selfies)

informal a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website: occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself every day isn’t necessary.

ORIGIN early 21st cent.: from self -ie .

Selfie. Arguably the most common type of photography nowadays, named Word of the Year 2013 by Oxford Dictionaries. But when duck faces and girls wearing too much make-up holding Starbucks cups fill your Instagram feed, the last thing you’d think of is that selfies can be a creative art form.

Here are my five creative selfies:

1) First, I took a selfie with my phone, cropping the mouth area and taking this selfie with my computer webcam. #selfie-ception


2) I took one of my lenses, opened the aperture wide open and held it in front of my face, about 20 centimetres from the camera.


3) My reflection in a spoon. Probably the only type of selfie that requires you to stretch out both arms.


4) Myself in the mirror of my bathroom cabinet. Half of my head is inside the cabinet, allowing me to somewhat split my face in two.




5) Selfie taken with a very wide angle lens on my DSLR, which was then photographed with my phone.