Selfies distort the face and can make the nose appear 30% larger than the rest of the face, and is linked to a rise in patients seeking nose jobs because they say their noses looked too big in their selfies.
Artist Stephanie Leigh takes “anti-selfies.” This involves pretending to be dead in front of tourist attractions around the world. She posts the resulting photos on Instagram, under the username STEFDIES. She explains:
“A selfie has controlled conditions, specific lighting, makeup/hair/wardrobe, an agenda, and is focused on the individual personality — it is a contrived and manipulated image distorted to achieve a desired result. STEFDIES is the polar opposite — I get one chance to get the shot, if it doesn’t happen, c’est la vie.”
According a recent study, men who posted lots of selfies, but didn’t really spend time editing them, showed signs of above average psychopathy.