Sunday, May 24, 2015


It starts with a certain angle: a smartphone tilted at 45 degrees just above your eyeline is generally deemed the most forgiving. Then a light source: the flattering beam of a backlit window or a bursting supernova of flash reflected in a bathroom mirror, as preparations are under way for a night out.

The pose is important. Knowing self-awareness is conveyed by the slight raise of an eyebrow, the sideways smile that says you're not taking it too seriously. A doe-eyed stare and mussed-up hair denotes natural beauty, as if you've just woken up and can't help looking like this. Sexiness is suggested by sucked-in cheeks, pouting lips, a nonchalant cock of the head and a hint of bare flesh just below the clavicle. Snap!

Afterwards, a flattering filter is applied. Outlines are blurred, colours are softened, a sepia tint soaks through to imply a simpler era of vinyl records and VW camper vans.

All of this is the work of an instant. Then, with a single tap, you are ready to upload: to Twitter, to Facebook, to Instagram, each likeness accompanied by a self-referential hashtag.  Soon, you repeat the whole process, trying out a different pose. Again and again. This then, is the addictive selfie: the self-portrait of the digital age. We are all at it. Just type "selfie" into the Twitter search bar. Or take a look at Instagram, where over 90million photos are currently posted with the hashtag #me.

The Cameroon online users are not immune to this selfie syndrome and even mama Chantou caught the bug. Here below are our best selfies from the week...

Lady Ponce, Music artist

Numerica & team - Music artist

Jeanne - Ludmilla beauty bar boss

Andrea - Blogger/culture influencer

Jay Milly (Fluri Boys) - Music artist

Diane Audrey - Visiter l'Afrique boss

Magasco - Music artist

Nathalie - Socialite

Stanley Enow - Rapper

Joan - Entertainment correspondent
Sebastian Bassong - Norwich City FC

Find our other selfie posts here 

Twitter: @Brownschuga

Stay sweet

Credit: Elizabeth Day | Guardian


Anonymous said...

#237 Joan...

Anonymous said...

lovely faces :)