The selfie has been an art form well before cell phones. The tradition is thought to date back as far as 1839 thanks to an amateur chemist and photographer by the name of Robert Cornelius.
The astronaut Buzz Aldrin even snapped a selfie in space while on mission for Gemini 12 in 1966. Revolutionized by artists like Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp, the selfie has evolved to present the interiority of the subject, as well as constructions of the sitter’s identity. For this series I took inspiration from two places: the work of Tseng Kwong Chi, which The Chrysler featured in an exhibition in late 2015, and the muse that is downtown Norfolk.
The USS Wisconsin’s starboard bow serves a clean backdrop while also offering a dramatic compression of depth for a photo.
The long common space at Selden Market has great lighting even on cloudy days thanks to the hanging overhead lights.
Chrysler Museum of Art
The Chrysler Museum, styled after an Italian piazza, offers a large court with a glass ceiling whose rafters project shadows like a sundial throughout the day. During the month of December the museum displays a giant poinsettia tree in the court adding a seasonal jolt of color to the pressed concrete and granite.
The Pagoda’s sweeping architecture and tranquil gardens provide a place to find respite — as well as a place for Pokemon trainers to earn their next Gyarados.
Moses Meyers House
The Moses Meyers House is one of the oldest buildings in Norfolk. Dating back to 1795, the home features large antique shuttered windows and mirrors throughout to utilize natural light efficiently in an era without modern conveniences. The house is free and open to the public on weekends and serves as a museum that provides an authentic glimpse into the life of a 19th century shipping merchant.
Originally made from wood centuries ago, the bridge, now known as The Hague Footbridge, gives the viewer a broad slice of Norfolk’s waterfront from The Chrysler Museum to PETA Headquarters.
The large flower planters and colorful exterior lighting make The Slover Library a strong choice for a photo.
MacArthur Mall Parking Garage, Top Level
The top level of MacArthur Mall’s parking garage is surrounded by a generous survey of the surrounding architecture of downtown Norfolk’s skyline.
Heather Bryant Mural, NEON District In the parking lot across from Glass Wheel Studio
The shadows of the perforated metal storage unit create a pattern that flows over Heather Bryant’s mural like a chromatic washboard. This interplay of light intensifies the strong hues and gives the piece a vibrant sense of variety.
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