“Stefdies” In Corsica Fountain In La Course!
What a tragic accident – oh wait, it’s not – it’s ART!
It’s another “What The Friday” look at the wild and wacky internet, this time an incredible and hilarious bit of “artistic anarchy” from .Artist Stephanie Leigh Rose!
#Stefdies At The San Diego Petting Zoo!
How funny is this picture! It’s all part of an ongoing parody of the world’s obsession with “Selfies” – as Stephanie Leigh Rose creates “#selfdies” instead!
As Stepahnie told Bored Panda:
“My long hair (and swimsuit in selected photos) would allude to the fact I am a female, but outside of a viewer coming to one of my gallery shows and meeting me personally, I prefer to keep STEFDIES neutral and free of age, nationality, politic, socioeconomic status. STEFDIES is a character of its own, and I invite people to connect with that, and interpret the scenes as they wish. Part of the joy and humor of STEFDIES, is no-one knows exactly what the hell is going on, and that’s pretty much a direct reflection of real life in general.”
#Stefdies At Lake Como!
Here she is, creating her “art” at the famous Brunate Lighthouse at Lake Como in Italy.
As “Boredpanda.com” goes on to report:
A STEFDIES photo is a moment in time. There is no preparation; Stephanie doesn’t set anything up or use props, the images are as real as it gets. “All STEFDIES images occur spontaneously in my daily life,” the artist said. “The images the viewer happens to see are the 25% of images that are useable. This is why a STEFDIES image is the opposite of a selfie. A selfie has controlled conditions, specific lighting, makeup/hair/wardrobe, an agenda, and is focused on the individual personality- it is a contrived and manipulated image distorted to achieve a desired result. STEFDIES is the polar opposite- I get one chance to get the shot, if it doesn’t happen, c’est la vie. We have one life to live, and we don’t get re-do’s- and i would like to think i try to capture that feeling, that fleeting sense of life and its impermanence, in my photos.”
I love these so much…you will recognize these next two iconic locations:
The Eiffel Tower and The Golden Gate Bridge have NEVER been captured quite this way!
This artistic endeavor, catching fire on social media, reminds me of another “cheeky” bit of internet “art”:
Yes, #cheekyexploits is the hashtag used by men and women as they pose nude, their backs always to camera, as a “natural” way to explore nature…
I posted that story, and the reaction from local law enforcement, here – check it out to find out what happened:
As for Artist Stephanie Leigh Rose, bravo for these incredible images, like her “#stefdies” selfie at the Paris marathon!
Bored Panda, as always, has the whole story, with dozens of additional shots – you can see them here!
Let me know if you plan to take part in any of these new social media sensations!