Why People Should Stop Taking Self Portrait Photos In The Bathroom Mirror
This phenomenon of young folks taking "selfies", (self portraits in a mirror, usually the bathroom) seems absolutely absurd. Whatever happened to getting your uncle to photograph you in the bathroom like the good old days? Whenever I see one of these "selfies" it always seems like the person is saying "Hey look at my new phone!" If you're taking a picture of your phone then that's fine, that makes sense (not really), but holding your phone within your portrait just looks ridiculous.
People never used to do this back in the 70's, 80's, and 90's. If you saw a photo that someone took of themselves in 1980 with a camera in their bathroom mirror, you and the guy at the photo lab would rightfully consider that person mentally ill. What has changed? Is this a side effect of all the plastics, pesticides, and toxins getting into processed foods? It would certainly appear so.