Newfoundland Selfie

During the summer of 2017 I set my camera on a tripod at a few sites around Newfoundland and invited passersby to use the remote to take their own pictures. Originally I'd planned to display these "selfies" as multiple small images in grids, but then I realized how much better they are viewed singly and in large scale. While still selfies, they reveal details of clothing and facial expression that are obscured when presented in typical cellphone-screen fashion.

I'll continue the project during the summer of 2018, but in the meantime here are some images taken in Lower Island Cove and Elliston. When complete, I hope that the series will function as an historical record, something that will show future generations how we dressed and carried ourselves during the early decades of the 21st century.

I want everyone to be happy with their selfies, and so if you object to the inclusion of your image, please send me an email and I'll remove it. On the other hand, as a thank you for those who do take part, if you'd like an 8.5 x 11" print gratis, email me your mailing address and I'll furnish you with a copy. Either way, right click on your image, click on 'View Image Info', and look for the string _MG_xxxx.jpg, where the four x's get replaced with a four-digit number—I need that four-digit number so that I know exactly which image you're referring to. Some who participated won't find their image here, as I've omitted images in which the focus is soft. My apologies for this.

Lower Island Cove, July 3, 2017
Lower Island Cove, August 12, 2017
Elliston, August 19, 2017

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