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The Selfie
Saturday, August 08, 2015




I hate selfies and I despise the term pic and worse still “Nice pic.” By the turn of the century I was objecting to the digital term capture as in “I captured this photograph.” It was worse when in what I thought was artistic pretension the word image was used instead of photograph. Let's forget about MOMA's term for prints made with photographic paper, silver gelatin prints.

Now in 2015 this old man simply tries to ignore all the above and I live in my world of cameras with film with which I take photographs (but I do own a Fuji X-EI with which I take photographs.) I sometimes use the word snap instead of take. I find it less pretentious.

If I see a mirror (I have a fondness for the bathroom mirrors of restaurants and cafes) I take a selfie but it always has to be a selfie with someone else.

The picture above is a fake selfie. I took the picture of the pair, a reflection on a bedroom mirror while they faked taking a selfie. I am not sure if in fact they may have taken one.





     

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