Photography often produces incredibly intimate results, but these self portraits by Erno-Erik Raitanen offer a different take—showing off his bacteria in fine detail.
Most of the times the classic MySpace self-portrait is trashy. Some times they're accidentally hilarious. With this Photoshop trick, they can be mind numbingly, body trippingly awesome. That's because it's a mirrored self-portrait of you... without the camera in the picture.
So you're with your pals, and you want an Adorable Group Shot™. No problem! Just have the ugliest friend take it. Or awkwardly point it towards yourselves, arm extended. Or hurl it into the air with a fisheye lens.
Did you look at this photo and assume, just like I did, that British-Canadian artist James Birkbeck used Photoshop to style himself as Vincent van Gogh? Often, the best trickery isn't computer-generated, but achieved with everyday-objects: in this case, make-up.
Be it oil painting or digital photography, the self-portrait has become one of the most fascinating motifs in art. Sometimes brazen, like Chuck Close's Big Self-Portrait, sometimes hidden, like Michelangelo's in The Crucifixion of St Peter...good self-portraiture is always fascinating.
Hey, it may not be a projector, but the 1.5-inch secondary LCD on these 12.2Mp point-and-shoots is pretty unique. Tap it and frame self-portraits, or play animations to capture kid's attention (and terrorize those with a fear of clowns).
Whoa, what camera is that?