British photographer David Bailey predicts death of "selfies" within 6 months

Don’t bet on it.

Reuters (via reports that British photographer David Bailey, who is famous for "for capturing the free spirit of the swinging ’60," has predicted that the people's current fascination and obsession for taking selfies will die out in six months' time.


The report quoted Bailey as saying that taking selfies is "just a silly moment"  that will die out in six months' time once people discover a new fad. The 76-year-old photographer, whose famous subjects include supermodel Kate Moss and Rolling Stone singer Mick Jagger, said in an interview with Reuters  ahead of his latest exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery that "he had never taken a self portrait on a smartphone or webcam because he was too busy taking pictures of other people."

Bailey is well-known for taking black-and-white portraits of his subjects "against a simple white background, which he says helps to convey the message of his work in a direct manner."


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