Selfie: the portrait of the digital age. We are all at it. Just type ‘selfie’ into the Twitter search bar. Or take a look at Instagram, where over 90m photos are currently posted with the hashtag #me. Which summons a torrent of self-portraits, ranging in style from glamour shot to mugshot. The practice of self-portraiture has never been cheaper or wider.
Nowadays, we are a mob of self-portraitists. The total democratization of an art form either destroys it or ennobles it, and the selfie is either a pure expression of self or the surrender to conformity.