"Selfies", by Lavie Tidhar, is a creepy little horror tale about the fate of a young woman who makes the mistake of a lifetime when she buys a new phone in the local mall. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The Selfie Book
A guide to the self-portrait photography phenomenon known as "selfies" includes tips on taking the best photos, how to "photobomb" other people's photos, and notable celebrity self-portraits.
Kim Kardashian Selfish
The selfie photography of Kim Kardashian West, featuring many never-before-seen personal images from one of the most recognizable and iconic celebrities in the world. From her early beginnings as a wardrobe stylist, Kim Kardashian West has catapulted herself into becoming one of the most recognizable celebrities in Hollywood. Hailed by many (including Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci) as the modern-day personification of Marilyn Monroe, Kim has become a true American icon. With her curvaceous style, successful reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, DASH clothing store, makeup and perfume lines, she has acquired a massive fan following in the multi-millions. Through social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook), Kim connects with her fans on a daily basis, sharing details of her life with her selfie photography. Widely regarded as a trailblazer of the "selfie movement"—a modern-day self-portrait of the digital age—Kim has mastered the art of taking flattering and highly personal photos of oneself. For the first time in print, this book presents some of Kim's favorite selfies in one volume—from her favorite throwback images to current ultra-sexy glam shots—and provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look into this larger-than-life star.
Provides instructions for self-portrait photography, covering such topics as location, lighting, props, and post-production techniques.
The First Book of Fashion
This captivating book reproduces arguably the most extraordinary primary source documents in fashion history. Providing a revealing window onto the Renaissance, they chronicle how style-conscious accountant MatthÃ¤us Schwarz and his son Veit Konrad experienced life through clothes, and climbed the social ladder through fastidious management of self-image. These bourgeois dandies' agenda resonates as powerfully today as it did in the sixteenth century: one has to dress to impress, and dress to impress they did. The Schwarzes recorded their sartorial triumphs as well as failures in life in a series of portraits by illuminists over 60 years, which have been comprehensively reproduced in full color for the first time. These exquisite illustrations are accompanied by the Schwarzes' fashion-focussed yet at times deeply personal captions, which render the pair the world's first fashion bloggers and pioneers of everyday portraiture. The First Book of Fashion demonstrates how dress Â? seemingly both ephemeral and trivial Â? is a potent tool in the right hands. Beyond this, it colorfully recaptures the experience of Renaissance life and reveals the importance of clothing to the aesthetics and every day culture of the period. Historians Ulinka Rublack's and Maria Hayward's insightful commentaries create an unparalleled portrait of sixteenth-century dress that is both strikingly modern and thorough in its description of a true Renaissance fashionista's wardrobe. This first English translation also includes a bespoke pattern by TONY award-winning costume designer and dress historian Jenny Tiramani, from which readers can recreate one of Schwarz's most elaborate and politically significant outfits.
Selfies are ubiquitous. They can be silly or serious, casual or curated. Within moments, smart phone users can capture their image and post it across multiple social media platforms to a global audience. But do we truly understand the power of image in our image-saturated age? How can we seek God and care for each other in digital spaces? Craig Detweiler, a nationally known writer and speaker and an avid social media user, examines the selfie phenomenon, placing selfies within the long history of self-portraits in art, literature, and photography. He shows how self-portraits change our perspective of ourselves and each other in family dynamics, education, and discipleship. Challenging us to push past unhealthy obsessions with beauty, wealth, and fame, Detweiler helps us to develop a thoughtful, biblical perspective on selfies and social media and to put ourselves in proper relation to God and each other. He also explains the implications of social media for an emerging generation, making this book a useful conversation starter in homes and churches. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and a photo assignment for creating a selfie in response to the chapter.
If you love taking photographs of yourself then you are going to love Bird Selfies. See twenty amazing pictures of Birds that you will love to look at again and again. Laugh at what bird’s think about themselves. If you are in need of a good laugh and you want to see some amazing birds then check out Bird Selfies right now.
SELF I e
This thesis investigates the cultural value of selfies. The selfie is an artifact of self-representation in network culture, and its communication of identity parallels that of historical self-portraiture. This research analyses the socio-cultural context of both historical self-portraits and selfies in order to show evidence that these two forms of self-representation have similar cultural value. Through design-led research, a series of experiments explore the relationship between these two forms. Investigations into the creation of identity in the age of social media, the social context of historical self-portraiture, and the effect of the popularisation of celebrity culture on cultural worth, lead to the identification of common elements between the two forms of identity representation. Finally, this thesis describes the creation of a product that employs these conceptual elements. The output was produced through crowd-funding, a system of modern patronage in network culture. This final output indicates that, beyond innate social value, selfies have cultural worth through what the scholar David Throsby terms ‘aesthetic value’ and ‘authenticity value’, and their economic reflection.
Sexts Texts and Selfies
Cyber bullying, sexting, gaming addiction, online predators - these terms are all too common for today's parents. Children have greater access to social media than ever before and while they intuitively know how to use the technology, their brains are not yet developed enough to make sensible decisions all the time. Australia's expert cyber cop, Susan McLean, gives parents the best advice on how to keep children safe online: setting boundaries for internet/device usage, who to friend and unfriend, how to deal with nasty facebook comments, how to address social media issues with your child. She also has the answer for when things go wrong: a sext gone viral, relentless bullying, 'friends' pretending to be someone else. Susan's no-nonsense approach is firm but fair. She deals with issues big and small and her Top 10 Rules for Cyber Safety should be in every parent's survival kit.
Sarah s Selfies
“Twelve hours to change from a blushing prude into an exhibitionist slut! She wondered how many other 'good girls gone bad' could claim such a rapid transition” Sarah never thought that she would be aroused by exhibitionism, but when a neighbour spots her nude in her bathroom she begins to understand the thrill of exposure. But posting a nude selfie online has consequences, as she soon discovers.