Selfies are hilarious photographs people take of themselves. It’s a close cousin to the MySpace mirror shot and birthed from the proliferation of smartphones and point-and-shoots. There’s nothing more awkward than catching someone in the process of taking a selfie. So when you take these famous photographs and repurpose them as mobile phone selfies? It’s freaking hilarious.
Oh there’s Prince William making sure he gets a kiss in with Kate. Oh there’s Churchill making sure his cigar is perfectly smoky. It’s so good.
The photo series, created by ad agency Lowe Cape Town for The Cape Times has the tagline “you can’t get any closer to the news”. And unless you’re taking a picture of your nostrils, you really can’t get more personal than a selfie.