Selfies are probably one of the best types of photos we can make. Why? Because as photographers, we often take so many photos of others, but we rarely have any photos of ourselves!
Selfies are great because often we don’t have anything else to photograph. I felt this when living in East Lansing, Michigan, when there was practically nobody walking the streets.
Your the best subject matter. You’re always there. You don’t need to worry about offending anyone else, or worry about how to pose the other person. You can control yourself, 100%!
Also with selfies, you can have fun and be creative. Shoot your shadow, reflection, or your own face! The more you shoot yourself, the more comfortable you’ll be of your own self image. You’ll also be able to memento mori: remember that you’ll die, so track your progress in aging through your photos, like Lee Friedlander and his selfies, you see him from a young man to an older man.
But isn’t shooting selfies vain, bad, self-centered and evil? Of course not. If others judge you for shooting selfies, perhaps they’re not comfortable with their own self image, or have some sort of other insecurities.
Shoot more selfies today!
Panasonic G9 selfie. Tokyo, 2018
Tokyo Hotel Selfie, 2018
Kyoto shadow and orange selfie. 2018
Yellow and red selfie abstract. Osaka, 2018
Selfie with Lumix LX100 and GoPro mounted. Osaka, 2018
ERIC KIM SELFIE x RICOH GR II x ERIC KIM NECK STRAP
Osaka selfie, 2018
Selfie shadow with RICOH GR II x ERIC KIM NECK STRAP, Osaka 2018
Shadow selfie, small box. Uji, 2018
-1 exposure compensation selfie on RICOH GR II
Shadow selfie and shadows. Uji, 2018
Walking selfie with RICOH GR II. Boston, 2018
Selfie with RICOH GR II x ERIC KIM STRAP. Boston, 2018
Shadow selfie. Orange County, 2018
Cindy, selfie shadow. Boston, 2018
Selfie and candles. London, 2018
Shadow selfie. Boston, 2018
Eric Kim selfie Ricoh GR II x ERIC KIM NECK STRAP
Foggy out of focus selfie in London bathroom, 2018
Selfie and Cindy. Tokyo, 2017
Red selfie. Tokyo, 2017
Selfie and yellow truck. London, 2018
Red and Green shadows selfie. Playground in Lisbon park, 2018
Family shadow selfie. Lisbon, 2018
Walking selfie and globe shadow. Lisbon, 2018
Shadow selfie. Lisbon, 2018
Pink wall selfie. Lisbon, 2018
Selfie of me and my mom. Lisbon, 2018
Selfie. Lisbon, 2018
Selfie and curved script. Lisbon, 2018
Selfie with x over my head. Istanbul, 2013
Question mark in red, selfie shadow.
Selfie with Cindy in mirror, marseille
Selfie with shadows. Berkeley, 2013
Selfie with Cindy in mirror with flash. Marseille, 2017, shot on Program mode, Ricoh gr ii