These days the craze of clicking self-portraits has increased worldwide. Not only professional models or photographers but blooming artists from around the worlds also have taken part in this trend. The social medias these days, specially Instagram is loaded with mesmerizing self portraits. Along with this, the Pinterest is also full of creative self portraits ideas. People not only click these wonderful selfies, also they share their ideas and several tutorials. Self-Portraits have now become a kind of online career option, through which people sell their creative presets and ideas.
What are Self-Portraits? : To be more specific, Self-Portraits are advance-selfies. Selfies are photographs which a person clicks on his/her own. The first ever self-portrait was said to be taken by a photo-enthusiast from Philadelphia, named Robert Cornelius in the year 1839. In 2013, Oxford dictionary declared “Selfie” as the word of the year and defined it as “ a photograph that one has taken with a smart phone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website”.
Self-Portraits give the photographer a chance to model for his/her own photos. Self-Portraits are called as ‘Advace-selfies’ because it is not merely a casual selfie taken by a person. Rather, it involves creating a complete setup for the shooting. Everything Ranging from location to Background to costume has a particular theme which a self-portrait photographer tries to portray. Self-Portraits are also more advance photos in the context of meaningfulness. Most of the times, they are full of messages that the artist want to convey through them. Self-Portraits can be clicked using android mobile phones or a Dslr Camera. So if you don’t have a professional camera and you have got a tripod and a mobile phone, then also you can click amazing self portraits. They can be clicked indoor using sme DIY backdrops or outdoor in natural settings too.
Though at times clicking self-portraits may become risky too. Not paying attention to whether the place is suitable and risk free may lead to some mishappenings to the amateur photographer. Most of the time we get to hear about such accidents, such as, ” while clicking selfies in the middle of a fast flowing river, two girls drowned and lost their lives”. So photographers should be alert while clicking these advance selfies. With passing time, people have created various niche in self-portrait photography too. Some of them are Desi-Aesthetics Theme , Indo-Western Fusion Theme, Nature’s theme, creative theme, horror theme, extreme face close-ups, silhouette theme etc. Following are some of the famous Indian Self-Portrait Artists:
- Hamel Patel
- Sruthi Jayadevan
- Mansi Ugale
- Mira Patel
- Richa Shahi
- Sayantika Bhowmick
- Sansriti Mishra
- Mohit Ahuja