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“A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”, says Mike Mellia


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New York-based photographer Mike Mellia has revealed the “A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” self-portrait photo series, which is aimed at making fun at today’s narcissistic culture that is evidenced by the large presence of selfies on social networking websites.

Selfies have become so popular that the word has been added to the dictionary last year. Moreover, “selfie” is Oxford Dictionaries’ “Word of the Year 2013”, which has become just another statement in favor of its immense popularity.

Although social networking websites, such as Facebook and Instagram, are filled with selfies, not everyone is fond of this type of photographs. Some folks believe that this encourages narcissistic behavior, therefore it may be ruining our culture.

Proving that selfies are ludicrous to someone who is uploading such photos on a daily basis may require more effort than simply pointing out their egotistic deportment. This is why photographer Mike Mellia has adopted a different strategy, which involves self-portraits with sarcastic comments.

Photographer Mike Mellia makes fun of selfie-loving people in the “A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” photo project

This selfie-based project is called “A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”. Mike Mellia has captured lots of self-portraits and has added amusing comments to them, in order to show that selfies and the witty comments that join them are simply absurd.

These shots are not your average selfies. Most of them are featuring the artist dressed in unconventional outfits, which are in close relation to the observations below the shots.

Each photo turns into an over-dramatic scene thanks to the aforementioned ironic remarks. They will surely draw some negative reaction to the photographer from the selfie-loving crowd, although we will have to praise the people who will decide to review their online activities.

Laughing at your own flaws is something that everybody should do, so maybe Mike Mellia will be the wake up call that will finally put an end to the unrelated quotes that join selfies on Facebook and Instagram.

More info about the artist

Mike Mellia is a 34-year-old photographer based in New York City, who has graduated from the Columbia University in 2002.

The artist has been featured in a number of galleries and exhibitions and his work has been highlighted in a number of important publications.

Furthermore, he has worked for an impressive number of clients thanks to his modern approach to photography.

More details about Mike Mellia and his projects, including “A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away” can be found at the author’s personal website.

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