Remember 15 decades ago when taking a photo of yourself seemed as though the high levels of narcissism? Nowadays, when people tour a landmark or beautiful terrain, they don’t take a photo to substantiate its elegance; instead, they stand in front of it and build themselves the subject of the picture.
Then they affix the photo on social media and the underlying word is: “Look at me standing at this location.”
Artist Stephanie Leigh Rose is defending back against selfie culture with an Instagram page announced STEFDIES. It’s a rendition art article where Rose toy dead at historical sites and landmarks and captivates people’s reactions.
One of her main objective with the project is to call out how people theatre their lives for social media.
“In the current culture of selfie stick-Kardashian-YouTube-Photoshopped-mememememe sh* tshows, we have forgotten what it means to make or fortune a photograph, ” she shows in her operation word.
“We live in a virtual reality obsessed culture, ” she continues. “Nothing is what it indeed is, especially in photo. Everything is airbrushed, halo daylight intensified, prop centric, and enhanced. Everything is placed. We are all purely players.”
Her art is also a remember that we’re all going to die eventually and to enjoy life while we’re still above ground.
“The STEFDIES series reminds us we will one day die, like our face down figure, ” a review on her website predicts.“Hence seeing her in the photograph wakes up is not merely the image but us. Now is our dead body outside Big Ben … We are given the opportunity to’ die before we die’ and genuinely take in the moment in the photo as we must in life. It is not about fatality, it is about life.”
Here are part of STEFDIES’ best photos.
Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia
Las Vegas, Nevada
Walt Disney World
San Francisco, California