Fashion photographer Mike Mellia’s selfie game is strong. His “a selfie a day keeps the doctor away” series on Instagram is refreshing, poking fun at our selfie obsessed culture with self-aggrandizing titles written with tongue firmly in cheek. Each caption for his images starts with the showy and overused line, “That one time…”
(above: “That one time I made a bet with a Flemish perfumier.”)
Mellia’s images stand out is their perfect composition and lighting, something rare in the selfie world. His moving images, actually cinemagraphs, loop over and over giving us a snapshot into his faux-perfect online world.
Don’t let these images give you the impression that Mellia’s work is never serious. He’s worked with clients like Christie’s, Vogue, Brooks Brothers and Swatch.