Selfie Companionship / Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — Whether you like your selfies singular and meditative or coupled and cozy, there’s always an opportunity to see yourselfie anew. This week’s post examines a particular breed of companion selfies — or group selfies, if you prefer — that consist of two humans or a human and an animal together. But, before we get to this week’s curated submissions, there’s selfie news to report.

LOS ANGELES — Whether you like your selfies singular and meditative or coupled and cozy, there’s always an opportunity to see yourselfie anew. This week’s post examines a particular breed of companion selfies — or group selfies, if you prefer — that consist of two humans or a human and an animal together. But, before we get to this week’s curated submissions, there’s selfie news to report.

LOS ANGELES — Whether you like your selfies singular and meditative or coupled and cozy, there’s always an opportunity to see yourselfie anew. This week’s post examines a particular breed of companion selfies — or group selfies, if you prefer — that consist of two humans or a human and an animal together. But, before we get to this week’s curated submissions, there’s selfie news to report.

Artist Robbie Jones created the #selfieNYC project to encourage New Yorkers and tourists alike to take selfies in public places. Jones hung some 40 mirrors with the text “take a picture #selfieNYC” in vinyl lettering at the bottom in spots around the city, including various subway stations, Times Square, Wall Street, and Soho. “This piece started as an experiment in using social media based on the trend of selfies,” he told Hyperallergic. “I wanted to capture not only the person, but their surroundings and see how they would react to these mirrors just put up on the street.” When he began the project, there were fewer than 10 selfies on Instagram tagged with “#selfieNYC.” That number has since increased to around 600, not all of them taken in his mirrors. The project will go on as long as people keep taking pictures and tagging them with #selfieNYC, and all of the photos appear on selfiesnyc.com.

Read the full selfie post here: http://hyperallergic.com/105347/selfie-companionship/