Artist's Strange And Beautiful Images Challenge Our Definition Of The Selfie

October 20, 2014 1:35 PM

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Artist's Strange And Beautiful Images Challenge Our Definition Of The Selfie

Finland-based artist Iiu Susiraja creates photographic self-portraits, known by contemporary culture at large as selfies. However, instead of posing coquettishly, with a peace sign or a kissy face, Susiraja captures herself in more unorthodox scenarios -- posing before a table with meat nailed to it or casually donning pantyhose, hanging from her breasts, for example.

Susiraja's photographs are as mundane as they are bizarre. Like with most selfies, the subject of her works -- herself -- is predictable and readily available. Most of the photos take place in the home, without any particular special effects or extreme costumes. And yet, for an almost inexplicable r...

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