About the Book
Today photos taken by iPhone owners of themselves by out stretching one arm are in Facebook pages daily. The word "selfie" is not in a dictionary. This small book is a playful look back in time and into the present Facebook website. But in this case taking one's own picture is nothing new by out stretching one arm. This book has a fun look at "selfies" today and yesterday, even yesteryear. There are big names involved like Clint Eastwood, Kim Catrall, Buzz Aldrin, Lady Bird Johnson, John Kerry to list a few. And then Facebook page picture collections of friends and relatives that have leaped into play with the iPhone, etc. photo images.
I was a news photographer and picture editor for seven newspapers, and member of the National Press Photographers Assc. since 1956. A Life Member of the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association, after being the Picture Editor at The Sacramento (CA) Union (1968-89), New York Newsday (1989-94), and Contra Costa Times (1994-96) when I retired after 40-years in the newspaper business - starting as a shooter since 1956. I'm retired but still shoot and actively travel today for my own interest. The assorted blurb.com books have turned out to be a way to gather many of my images for nice and simple presentations.