Woman Takes Anti-Selfies by “Dying” at Famous Landmarks, And It’s Hilarious

When normal people visit famous landmarks, they commonly pull out their phones and snap a selfie to keep as a memory of being there. Artist Stephanie Leigh Rose does something different: she shoots “anti-selfies” of herself “dying” and the result is quite funny. Scroll down to see for yourself!

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  1. Yvette May 14, 2019

    Some are so convinced that she stole Jamaica Tschape’s idea. Not necessarily. It’s been proven that an artist can have an idea that another already had without ever having heard of it. It’s creepy but it happens.
    However…this is brilliant all the way around.
    Though what impresses me the most I must admit, is the travel budget. Especially for an artist. I’m an artist and how I wish. :-)

  2. Anonymous May 14, 2019

    She’s reenacted the occuoy protesters of years pasts.

  3. Anonymous May 14, 2019

    I love it, but how did she get the shots? isn’t a selfie – by definition – taken by “self”…?

  4. Anonymous May 15, 2019

    Evidently she thinks everyone dies face down with their legs spread.

  5. ShashiNYC May 15, 2019

    First of all, it’s Janaina, not Jamaica…in any case, if she didn’t steal the idea, why did she position herself exactly as Janaina did? No, I’m afraid coincidence doesn’t go quite that far. She probably thought 2005-2009, when Tschape’s were done, was long enough back that few people would remember.

  6. Nancy May 24, 2019

    I really enjoyed looking at these images. I think the artist has made a compelling point about the contemporary society and the selfie craze which has really spun out of control in the last few years. I was not aware of Janaina’s work until I looked it up after reading the comments here. While this artist’s work might be considered derivative – it still has it’s own compelling message which Janaina’s work did not achieve.

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  8. Go Figure May 28, 2019

    Agree with many… not selfie and why is every shot ‘spread eagle’ and face down? I see this as strange and odd, not hilarious 🤷‍♀️ Eh

  9. Christopher Wills May 29, 2019

    Excellent. Loved them. Except the one with the political comment chalked on the pavement. It jarred with me and is out of place in this series. I’m not against politiking but there’s a time and a place and to me it ruined the entire sequence and made me wonder what the real purpose of the artist is.

  10. Anonymous June 2, 2019

    I enjoyed her photographic images but suggest that she did not take them from anyone in reality . There is a long history of such projects. An example that comes to mind is Avant Garde, 9. 1969, where Gunter Rambow took thousands of pictures of his fashion model wife, Betty Rambow’s posterior (buttocks) all over the world in every setting; landscape, ruins, village, cathedrals, etc. The exhibit name was “She stoops to conquer”. A concerned Librarian.

  11. Dennis June 2, 2019

    Very funny, creative. Thanks for the weirdness and laughter.

  12. Terranda June 3, 2019

    @Christopher Wills – I would propose the anti-selfie in front of the political comment was just that – the comment was there and provided a place for this photo (And for the record, **** Brexit!)

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  14. Lauren Jones June 6, 2019

    I’m not familiar with the original artist’s rendering of this idea, but this was compelling. However, I agree with the aforementioned: why only die face down with the legs spread? That’s weird in itself. And I agree that a “selfie” is, by definition, taken by oneself. How’d she do that here? Doesn’t look like a selfie; though perhaps the intent was just to make fun of selfies??? I also have to wonder where she gets that travel budget or that much vacation time!

  15. Anonymous June 6, 2019

    Janaina Tschape: 100 Little Deaths. She is a German artist, and although these “selfies” follow a slightly different theme, it is entirely unoriginal. http://www.janainatschape.net/100-little-deaths

  16. Anonymous June 6, 2019

    Excuse me, the “selfies” featured by the person here…she has clearly used Tschape’s work as a source of inspiration…nothing wrong with that, but if this copycat is claiming she didn’t know about Tschape’s work, I simply do not believe her.

  17. Anonymous June 16, 2019

    I wish she made a calendar of this I’ll buy one…very funny and creative

  18. Anonymous June 26, 2019

    Anyone ever hear of a tripod? Lmao she still easily could have taken them herself, she just set it up before she “died”

  19. HounDog2g July 30, 2019

    The photos made me laugh. The comments made me remember how shitty people are for no real reason.

  20. Jim July 30, 2019

    ~7,500,000,000 people in the world and they still intend this idea formerly belongs to somebody in particular, as if we were talking about the Sistine Chapel… Come on. In the other hand, people wondering why does she take the photos in that weird position. Er… why wouldn’t she? To satisfy them?

  21. Anonymous July 30, 2019

    Hilarious! but I don’t understand people’s comments that these are photos aren’t “selfies” … DUH! they’re “anti-selfies”! Had they been “selfies”, how would they be “anti-selfie”???

  22. Anonymous July 31, 2019

    It looks like she was visiting some wonderful and exciting places. Lucky her.

  23. Anonymous August 2, 2019

    Those Pooh-Pooh comments are ridiculous.
    Just have a laugh and enjoy the sweet irony you Debbie Downers

  24. Hushai August 4, 2019

    I do have just one question… Why?

  25. Anonymous August 19, 2019

    If you really don’t find this hilarious the rest of the world doesn’t need to know. If the time you spent on writing negative comments was spent on laughing you would be a great contribution to the world. I pissed myself laughing at these images. What’s wrong with me?

  26. Scott December 22, 2019

    I appreciate learning about Janaina Tschape’s earlier work. Everything, if you dig, has a precedent. This series, I think, goes more for, or does a better job at, the comedic effect. The face-down position, I think, is part of that – it’s intentionally over the top. It’s not meant to be realistic; most people don’t die at famous landmarks.

    The “anti-selfie” phrase, I suppose, is not intended to mean “This is not a picture I took of me,” but “Instead of the glamour shot, I’m dead.”

  27. Thealrose February 5, 2020

    I tried talking people into doing this without the pictures, and I never heard of either artist, I just thought it would be fun to “ play corpse”

    Like on Daria

  28. Anonymous June 3, 2020

    She’s not very creative or imaginative. Every position is the same. Actually found this quite boring.

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