The last process of the project is post-production.
After a couple of days of planning, we decided to shoot on the Friday.
An 18 year old who spends 17 hours each day on social media went offline for 7 days.
After our last meeting in the Library, where we tested out putting un-edited selfies with edited selfies onto social media, we began brainstorming ideas for the final piece.
One day, I was at the Waterstone’s in Harrow with my sister because she was checking out a book there. As she was browsing through it, I decided to roam around and look at the different sections upstairs. Deciding to check the arts section, within the Photography section I was astounded to encounter a book I wouldn’t’ve thought would be in the Photography section!
It was no other than Kim Kardashian’s book, titled “Selfish”.
(I may link this book here to Amazon but I’m not suggesting you should buy it. If anything, frankly I don’t want any of you to buy it at all costs but I do recommend checking the review section on the Amazon site if you want to laugh at something)
It wasn’t that it was Kim K that was there that surprised me but the fact it stated “selfie” on the front made me look at the book in a weird way with a thought along the lines of, “Hold on a minute. This is a thing now within photography??????????”
(Reading on, you will find some NSFW content as well so read at your own risk please.
I apologise in advance but the writer may be crude at times as this goes to show how serious they are writing about this particular book.)
As a group, we thought it would be a good idea to test out trying to create the ‘perfect’ selfie ourselves as primary research. Below is the results.
An experiment to test how long it takes to get the perfect selfie on Snapchat, the group timed how long it took each person to take the photo. In thought of the film, where we look to incorporate the ‘selfie’ into it, we decided that we wanted to use filters in order to highlight the element of ‘facade’.
From our group research, we found there was a common link within ‘facade’ that we would focus on. Selfies. Yes, those pictures you take of yourself, by yourself. The pictures that are circulating through social media platforms worldwide. Even Barack Obama enjoys taking the occasional selfie with his political colleagues.