Self portraits are captivating. They have the power to tell a story and let us see a glimpse of who someone is without a word even needing to be spoken.
These self portraits have taken the Instagram world by storm and made famous by Instagrammer Sorelle Amore. Known for her moody self portraits, she even coined her own hashtag called #advancedselfie, which has been tagged over 143,000 times.
So what’s the deal? Why are men and women taking to Instagram with their self portraits? Because they’re hot? Because they’re bored? Both might be true, but it’s also because they have something they want to say, something to share. They have a longing to create and their body is their canvas.
In case you’re unsure, a self-portrait is taken entirely by the person who is in the photograph. Painters like Vincet Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo have been doing it for centuries, but now many are being taken in front of a camera lens.
Here are some captivating #advancedselfies worth swooning over on Instagram.
Moody, mysterious. This photo makes you wonder what’s just happened. What is she thinking?
“Trees are the lungs of the Earth. So take care of them,” Lenke wrote.
A consistent color scheme, a captivating angle. Simply stunning.
Instagram is often a world of judgement, conformity, and a place to seek approval from our peers and strangers. But — luckily — there’s another side to Instagram. A creative outlet. A place where people can be bold, release their creativity, question conformity, and be themselves.