Hero

Mike Mellia: A Selfie A Day (crop)

Work / Photography

Love these totally extravagant daily selfies from Mike Mellia

Something very special happens when a lot of time and effort goes into something silly. This new series from Mike Mellia takes the style he’s perfected during his modern artists in the style of old masters project and sees him create one selfie a day that he uploads to his Instagram account. Gently taking the piss out of selfie culture, Mike poses for ludicrous self portraits depending on his outfit of choice with captions such as “That one time I founded the Roman Empire” or “That one time I asked the workers of the world to unite” (best said in a high-pitched American accent). The great thing about this project is its longevity – if this was a one-off photo it wouldn’t be anywhere near as hilarious.

1

Mike Mellia: That one time I won First Prize at the Hungarian National Poetry Competition

10

Mike Mellia: That one time I went birdwatching

9

Mike Mellia: That one time it was raining

8

Mike Mellia: That one time I founded the Roman Empire

7

Mike Mellia: That one time I bought 99 camels in Marrakesh

6

Mike Mellia: That one time I was a traveling door to door encyclopedia salesman

5

Mike Mellia: That one time I asked the workers of the world to unite

4

Mike Mellia: That one time I sang at the opera

2

Mike Mellia: That one time I played backgammon in an old warehouse in Mongolia