We have become a culture obsessed with our selfie. Cell phone’s are of practically no value if one can’t flip the camera and take a picture of themselves in whatever situation they might currently be engaged. We like looking at ourselves and just assume that everyone else enjoys looking at us as well.
But are we looking at ourselves, really? We take a picture then we add filters that add a button nose and dog ears or flowers or some other thematic graphic, we distort the image and often what we post has little resemblence to how we actually look at all.
Part of the issue, aside of the psychiatric considerations that are more worrisome, is that cell phone cameras take a particularly wide shot, wider than the average DSLR. The extra width has the ability to distory te picture, making us look thiner, or broader, or heavier or thinner, depending the angle from which the image is taken.
The difference between the cell phone camera’s perspective and that of a standard DSLR is brought to life in the following gallery: A Perspective of my Selfie. My placing the cell phone image on top of the real person we see, perhaps with a bit of uncomfortableness, just how differently our cell phone sees us than does a normal camera.
Neither image is wrong, mind you. It’s all a matter of perspective.
As always, click on a thumbnail below to view the entire gallery.