Selfie SVG is a type of self-portrait created with the camera, sometimes with a mirror, monopod or self-timer. The term gained popularity in the late 2000s – early 2010s due to the development of built-in camera functions of mobile devices. Since selfies are most often performed from a distance of an outstretched hand holding the device, the image in the photo has a characteristic perspective and composition – at an angle slightly above or below the head.
Selfie SVG History
The first clear portrait of a person in history is also the first auto-portrait. This photograph was taken by the American chemist Robert Cornelius in 1839.
Photographic self-portraits have existed in a less common form since the introduction of the Kodak Brownie portable camera (1900). The method was usually based on photographing the mirror’s own reflection, and the camera’s immobility was ensured by a tripod, while looking through the viewfinder, the photographer framed the future photograph. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna at the age of 13 was one of the first teenagers to take her own picture using a mirror to send it to a friend in 1914. In the letter that accompanied the photograph, she wrote: “I made this picture looking in the mirror. It was very difficult because my hands were shaking.
The earliest written use of the word selfie found by the compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary was in a message dated 13 September 2002 on an Australian internet forum on the ABC website. The author of the report said it was a common slang word at the time.
Selfie SVG Popularity
The term Selfie SVG was discussed by the photographer Jim Krause in 2005, although photographs in the “selfi” genre were taken much earlier. In the early 2000s, before Facebook became the dominant social network, “self-pictures” were widely distributed on MySpace. However, writer Kate Loss says that between 2006 and 2009 (when Facebook became more popular than MySpace), Selfishness became a bad taste for users of the new social network Facebook, as it was considered a remnant of the less popular social network MySpace (then called “MySpace pic”). Early Facebook avatars, on the other hand, tended to be well focused and more formal, and pictures were taken from a distance. Design improvements, especially the front camera of American, Korean and Japanese mobile phones and mobile photo applications such as Instagram, led to the resurgence of the Selfie in the early 2010s.
Originally popular with young people, Selfie has also become popular with adults, with Pope Francis giving his 60 millionth online audience a selection of Selfie photos that he captured with Vatican visitors. In December 2012, Time magazine noted that the word “selfie” was included in the “Top 10 Fashionable Words” in 2012. Although selfies have existed for many years, it was in 2012 that the term really became a hit of the new era. According to a 2013 survey, two-thirds of Australian women aged 18-35 years used the Selfie method to post photos on Facebook. A survey of smartphone and camera owners found that about 30% of all safety-related photos were taken by people aged 18-24.
By 2013, the word “selfie” became common enough to be included in the Oxford English online dictionary. In November 2013, the word “selfie” was announced as “word of the year” in the Oxford English Dictionary, which officially became Australian in origin.
At the 86th Film Awards ceremony, Oscar actress and host Ellen DeGeneres, along with actor Bradley Cooper, filmed the selfies, in which they were captured in the company of many Hollywood stars. The photo broke the popularity record on Twitter, previously held by Michelle and Barack Obama, collecting more than 3.2 million retweets per day.
On June 11, 2014 the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev posted his selfies in Instagram social network, which was taken at the request of his subscribers. Many of the 2014-2016 selfies are the result of their authors’ participation in the Challenge.
Since 2018, there has been a Selfie Museum in Los Angeles (California, USA).