Masters of the Selfie

In her piece for the New Yorker, Seeing Themselves: Photographers’ Self-Portraits, Jessie Wender says that the difference between a selfie and a self-portrait is that the latter requires “more consideration, more composition, more psychological insight and aesthetic care.” And so much more imagination, if I might add. I fell hard for these self-portraits by these rising photographers (Zev is fifteen), although the gifted Noell Osvald insists she is not one. I thought that it was apt that they all belong to this selfie-obsessed generation, and yet they transcend it with these photographs. These stunning, thoughtful, powerful photographs that show a depth beyond their years.

First photo and photo above: Into the Wild and Snow Queen by Melania Brescia.

Thoughts by Noell Osvald.

The amazing Kyle Thompson.

From the series Self-portraits with Luminaries by Amelia Coffaro.

Bloopert by Zev.

Fly by Zev.

Sweet Zev, one day you shall rule the world. Keep that wonder alive, and never stop taking pictures.


  1. hard to choose just one favourite out of all these, they're amazing!

    April 5, 2014

  2. Right?! 🙂

    April 8, 2014

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