The Real Thing at NYC’s Flowers Gallery

A group exhibition of four photographers gets the head spinning on gender constructs, relationships and more

This Thursday, the Chelsea, NYC location of Flowers Gallery opens “The Real Thing,” a group exhibition featuring photography from four different artists questioning social constructs of gender, identity, femininity and more. Most of the four have aimed the lens at themselves. Recent graduate Juno Calypso (who was named a winner of the 2016 British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Awards) stars in a series of …

SLMMSK Anti-Selfie App

Snag edgy imagery with CCTV filters and censor bar overlays

For the selfie-obsessed out there (and even those who aren’t yet into the craze), a new alternative is afoot and it’s carrying some Orwellian vibes. Glitché‘s latest iOS app SLMMSK uses face recognition software and the phone’s front-facing camera to take an image and mask the subject’s identity in a variety of clever ways. With 10 edgy filter options, the app can drop a censor …

A Selfie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away by Mike Mellia

The photographer's engaging new project that explores the current state of self-portraiture

The selfie can convey just about anything. Commonly now seen in the form of the “duck face,” or the boastful vacation shot—it’s not who we are, but how we’d like to be perceived. In that respect, the selfie apes the best of classical European portraiture. From King Henry VIII’s exaggerated calves to Denise from Ohio’s flattering Tinder angles, the self-portrait was and still is (at …