|sent from: Esher, Surrey, UK. destination: Los Angeles, California, USA|
Not too many years ago (let’s say about five) the sight of someone holding out a camera at arms length taking a photo of themselves and someone next to them would, if performed in a public space, inevitably make someone come over an say – “want me to take the photo for you?” Now, in the age of the selfie – the self portrait taken at arm’s length in the mirror, has become to ubiquitous, we don’t even blink twice when we see it happening. Clothed, nude, via snapchat, instagram, we yawn and move on. Some people think this is a bad thing, citing that there are over 90 million selfies on Instagram. So, how do you bring freshness and originality to the form? Why, include a dog taking a shit into your selfie. That’s what the creators of the tumblr dogshitselfie.tumblr.com think, anyway. There is an undoubted fascination looking at these photos of people with their faithful companions at their most vulnerable, looking utterly ashamed at the humiliation. Get ready for revenge should our furry companions ever figure out that whole opposable thumbs business.