Most selfies, at least these days, are intended to show the most flattering image of the person possible, and photos are often altered digitally to accomplish this purpose.
I have to say that there have been many, many selfie pictures that I've seen posted on f/book that have had me cringing on behalf of the poster; they seem like such an obvious attempt to demonstrate one's (self perceived) attractiveness while simultaneously trying to appear casual about it. You know the ones I'm talking about.
So...in an attempt at humour...to counteract the trend of posting self-flattering photos, I hereby post several unflattering selfies! No make-up, in my pajamas, intended to copy some of the poses I've seen on f/book. Enjoy them at my expense!
ooh la lah! Just look at this beauty! This picture is Seth's favourite!
The ever-popular pouty selfie shot!
What a treat to behold this loveliness!
After having my hair styled by all three kids! I think that the lighting is a little too flattering in this shot to represent me entirely fairly...and I may be wearing eyeliner in this one...ahh, the shock and the horror.
Another selfie pose I've seen surprisingly often. Definitely not one of the more flattering images of me!
The last two I'm providing at Matthew's request...he took these pictures and wanted to show off my newly pink-streaked hair. Shall I toss those plaits back over my shoulder for a true selfie look?
(*) Steinmetz, Katy (4 December 2012). Top 10 Buzzwords - 9 Selfie, Time