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.
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.