Snapchat me some selfies / by Amanda Liew

For my "Choice" portrait (literally anything we wanted to do), I thought it would be amusing to do some "selfie" shots of someone else a la Snapchat. For those of you who don't know what Snapchat is, it's essentially an application that lets you send pictures that self-destruct after a certain amount of time. While I'm sure the entire teenage population has been using this for sexting (bad! never send naked photos of yourself! it never leaves the internet!), I usually use it with my close friends to send really really ugly photos of myself. It's hilarious, it won't be saved (although people can screen shot them, but the app notifies you if that happens), and somewhat cathartic. Usually my own photos range from looking like the girl from the Ring, blowing kisses, how many chins can I make etc? Strictly stupid stuff. For the shoot, I asked my wonderful wonderful friend Julio to pose for me! We were on the same Alternate Spring Break trip to Punta Gorda, Florida last year, and I knew that he would be perfect for this because of his enormous range of facial expressions. This kid is seriously the most hilarious and entertaining person I've met at Penn, and I love him for it!

For a lot of the photos, I had Julio put his hand on the camera to make it look like he was taking the photo himself. Of course, the irony is that the photo is being taken on a high quality DSLR. (so hipster). This one was my favorite pose:


A range of Julio funny faces:

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Finally, I just love this photo of Julio. It captures so much happiness! I'm still learning how to play around with Black & White. I'd gladly welcome any tips!


Thanks so much to Julio for doing ridiculous faces for my project! You da best.

Snapchat safely, my friends!