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 …

I Feel Lucky

Frank Yamrus's self portraits take inspiration from a midlife crisis

Debuting a series of self portraits at NYC’s Clamp Gallery today, Frank Yamrus returns from a photographic hiatus after several years of soul searching from out behind the camera. “I Feel Lucky” marks the photographer’s response to his mid-life crisis, reproducing significant moments from his life in an exploration of faith, relationships, mortality, photography and health. Reveling in the changing lines of his face and …

A Ghost Is Occupying My Heart

Photographer John Arsenault overcomes heartbreak with an emotional exhibition of nudes and landscapes

Sometimes love just isn’t enough, at least that’s how photographer John Arsenault tells it in his gallery exhibition “A Ghost Is Occupying My Heart.” After a nine-year-long relationship—the subject of most of his previous work—dissolved into blocked Facebook accounts and a self-healing playlist, the artist escaped from NYC and traveled to the insulated Massachusetts harbor community of Provincetown. There, Arsenault re-discovered himself by “stripping myself …