"Selfies have changed aspects of social interaction, body language, self-awareness, privacy, and humor, altering temporality, irony, and public behavior," art critic Jerry Saltz writes of this new art form. Yes, selfies usher in a new era of photographic representation, but sometimes they're just fucking awesome.
See: the photo above, a documentation of the most extreme selfie ever taken. Snapped at the Great Bull Run at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas on Jan. 25 by a man named Christian, this is the selfie to end all selfies.
Even Saltz agrees that this is an epic example of the new genre:
Okay. I need to see this selfie sir; I am a art critic; I will write about it; really; send it to me. (ht Mashable). http://t.co/XTsayL4D6z— Jerry Saltz (@jerrysaltz) February 5, 2014
Here's the dangerous race from Christian's perspective: