why are you so fascinated with selfies right now?
Honesty, I have no idea. It seems to have started with erinwert‘s decision to post a selfie a day for a year. When she said she was planning to do that I thought, omg, erin, no way, that’s too narcissistic. But as they were coming through my dash I was looking at them, and thinking about what they meant, and the next thing you know I was working out meta, and, well, here we are.
do you own the selfie museum tumblr?
Indeed yes, that is me. I was thinking that I probably shouldn’t make enduring my selfie obsession a condition of following the main blog, and other people do post-a-day type sideblogs, and they seem to sometimes be popular. So I thought, why not?
what are you going to do with it, just reblog selfies?
That’s my plan, yeah. But I’m open to suggestions.
are you going to include self portraits in other mediums, or just photography?
Excellent question, and one that I hadn’t really thought of. But now that I do, I think I’m inclined to cast the net widely in the interest of variety. If you have a submission, feel free to submit to theselfiemuseum (I think I have submissions enabled? if not, please let me know).
Painted self-portraits are obviously a thing that pre-date photography, and I could see including the occasional one of those. I mean, that’s selfie-ish, right? And I’m including some photographs of people taken by people not themselves. I’ll probably work out some kind of tag taxonomy. So far I’ve got:
- #true selfie – photo of someone, taken by that someone
- #fake selfie – photo of someone, taken by someone else, but posted on the first someone’s blog in self-referential fashion
- #non-selfie – something other than a selfie, but that is conceptually selfie-related in some way
Other things I’ve been coming across, and have been tagging as sub-genres:
- #mirror selfie
- #reflection selfie – reflections in things other than mirrors
- #child selfie – of, by, or both
- #dad selfie – same
- #sibling selfie – same
- #mom selfie – same
- #group selfie
- #animal selfie
- #tricky selfie – some selfies take extra effort
- #cosplay selfie
- #bathroom selfie
- #museum selfie
I probably have more questions/thoughts, but this is sufficient for now.
I look forward to hearing them.
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