The Selfie I love you

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Selfie- this is why I love you.

When I was a kid I found a book with Cindy Sherman´s pictures. Hundreds of pictures of the same woman that looked so different from pictures to picture . She transformed over and over and I could not get enough. Plus she was in charge, not another photographer telling her how to pose and what to wear. It was her vision. No one came between her and the camera. Much like how the Selfie works.

As a kid I also loved looking at pictures of my mother. I looked for them in our family albums. Why were there not more pictures of her? “I`m always the one holding the camera” she responded. What would her Instagram have looked like if it existed then?
Some pictures of me and my siblings as babies I´m sure. Some flowers in the garden perhaps. Paint jobs from the garage and some Selfies? I hope.

Instagram would not be the same without the Selfie. In my opinion it´s the best of the best of Instagram. When someone I follow treats me with a picture of them self I get excited. For some reason , known only to them, they want to share their pictures with the world, and that is just great because then I can find them, like them, get inspired and show my appreciation with a comment.

Not only is this a love letter to the Selfie it is also a salute to the women who take their time to show the world who they are with a wicked Selfie. Like my favorites above.
In magazines we often see the same type of women over and over again. But Instagram is open to everyone. There is so much creativity and passion on Instagram. And in the pictures above you can see some of my favorite rad ladies.

@stormenochhavet @manrepeller @hanna_internet @rebeckomberga @yokoogibraan

Next time I´ll show you the raddest gentlemen Selfies I follow.

 

 

10 Responses to The Selfie I love you

  1. Sílvia Silva January 19, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    I just love your post! I relate so much to it!!! It’s funny how some people think a selfie is vanity or something bad…I really prefer to see selfies of my friends and people I know then some models on magazines. Love, love your words, and maybe this will inspire me to do something new this year no my blog!

    • Jenny Brandt January 20, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

      Exactly!! That is so true. I love looking at photos of people I dig!

  2. Karoline January 19, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    I often feel so weird posting selfies, even though I love doing them, I feel shy posting. This post makes me feel so much better. I love selfies too!!

    • Jenny Brandt January 20, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

      Yes!
      Go for it.

  3. Marian January 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    Great post, it’s good to hear something positive about selfies, the perspective tends to often be very negative. I like your take on them!! Been following along with you girls for a while and felt compelled to comment today! Great work both! :)

    • Jenny Brandt January 20, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

      Thank you for your comment.

      I’ve noticed that too.. That people are dissing the selfie.

      Things are never black or white.
      There are so many shades of grey in everything.

  4. Ninette January 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    Jag gillar också jättemycket selfies – det säger på nåt sätt nåt mer om en person när man också ibland får se lite bilder på dom själva i bildflödet som dom lägger ut. Har själv känt av Jantelagen som jag känner säger att man inte får visa upp sig själv och tycka om sig själv, så därför drog jag igång ett selfieprojekt på min egen blogg och nu visar jag upp ännu fler selfies på instagram! :) Vilket leder till mycket bättre självkänsla känner jag, och massor av tankar, både negativa och positiva, men framför allt nån slags självutveckling.

    • Jenny Brandt January 29, 2014 at 9:28 am #

      Ninette!

      Jättebra!
      Många tycker det är grymt jobbigt att bli plåtade av en fotograf (jag tex) när man plåtar sig själv är det ju lättare att känna sig trygg- slappna av och därmed få en mer naturlig bild.

      all good

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