Artist Stephanie Leigh takes “anti-selfies.” This involves pretending to be dead in front of tourist attractions around the world. She posts the resulting photos on Instagram, under the username STEFDIES. She explains:

"A selfie has controlled conditions, specific lighting, makeup/hair/wardrobe, an agenda, and is focused on the individual personality — it is a contrived and manipulated image distorted to achieve a desired result. STEFDIES is the polar opposite — I get one chance to get the shot, if it doesn't happen, c'est la vie."

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     Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 30, 2019
     Category: Death | Photography and Photographers

I'm failing to see how her description of selfies isn't applicable to what she is doing. Contrived and manipulated, check. Has an agenda, check. Focused on her personality, check. I appreciate it's silliness but in trying to make it more than just silly it undercuts it and makes it hypocritical and a very shallow parody.

Isn't she just planking but without the effort of having to bother with using muscles?
Posted by Fluffy Bunny Slippers on 05/02/19 at 02:16 PM
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