DO-IT-YOUR-SELFIE photo book (2014)
photography, editorial design
The so called "selfie" is the most popular self-portait of all time. On social networks such as Instagram or Facebook, it has become a visual statement of normal people as well as celebrities. I dealt with that trend and created a selfie phooto book by analyzing whether someone has his own selfie style and how it could be categorized.
For these purposes I collected 24 selfies of six probands and attached them to different variations of categories like posing, facial expression, location and photography style. My insight is that everyone has an own selfie style, depending on "duckface" expressions, most attractive sides and picture effects. In light of this knowledge, I asked the probands various questions about their social network and photography behaviors as well as if they find themselves pretty. Finally I figured out the most typical photo of each one and tried to imitate it.
What's special about this photo book is the cover. It is a copy of the Instagram photo mode, but instead of the camera view you look into a mirror film pretending to take a selfie.