Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

In The Midst Of Life We Are In Depth

You'd be surprised just how many stock photos there are for 'selfie'"America’s selfie obsession reached a new low on Tuesday when a woman snapped a cellphone self-portrait that also captured a suicidal man on the Brooklyn Bridge. With scores of onlookers watching the dramatic 10 a.m. rescue by cops, the crass camerawoman turned her back to the scene, angled her phone toward the bridge and snapped a shot. The scarf-clad blonde even cracked a thin smile."
—Oh whatever, if Nan Goldin did it people would be LINING UP to throw money at it. Get with the times, scolds.

Photo by Glenn R. Specht-grs photo, via Shutterstock

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Didn't even have to click the link to know the Post published a photo of the photographer. . . .with jumper lined up behind.

Alex Balk (#4)


Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@KarenUhOh And it says "NEW YORK POST" on the top of it all.

But who will write the New Yorker fiction piece about the feckless youth who, in the final paragraphs of the story, takes said selfie?

AmishOrSomething (#2,826)

@Gef the Talking Mongoose I had to recover my long-forgotten password just to write: Ugh, right?!

alicesherman (#237,158)

I can't wait until this girl gets her own daytime talk show.

But . . . what about the photographer who took the well-framed shot of the lady taking the selfie? How is that any less crass? Oh whatever, reason #7,000 that I don't read the Post.

deepomega (#1,720)

So I guess the working theory is… including yourself in a photo you take is automatically crasser? So just a straight up facebook-posted photo of the jumper would be way better?

@deepomega : Per the Post, only when accompanied by the status update "Attempting to use the flash on my cameraphone to warn police of a jumper on the bridge."

ejcsanfran (#489)

#YOLO #brooklynbridge #onlyinnewyork

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