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08 Jun 2015

A selfie a day keeps the doctor away by mike Mellia

Mike Mellia's ongoing Instagram series of self-portraits examine how technology & social media influence self-portraits in photography. The series combines society’s technology-driven vanity with unusual references from advertising, culture, and art. In social media, the prototypical “selfie” usually lies at one of two extremes: either mundane normalcy or unbridled megalomania. In this work, Mike photographs himself and includes captions that highlight the surreal, the banal, the duplicitous, or the exhibitionist aspects of photography that technology is encouraging. The projects is also a social experiment to see what his colleagues’ reactions would be when bombarded daily with pictures of myself accompanied by outrageously bragging claims like: “That one time I developed film using only my mind,” or “That one time I played backgammon in an old warehouse in Mongolia.”