“in spite of the wealth of negative headlines, there are several reasons for selfies that have nothing to do with narcissism.”
“Selfies offer the opportunities to show facets of yourself, such as the artsy side, the silly side, or the glamorous side,” -Rutledge
“By offering different aspects through images, we are sharing more of ourselves, becoming more authentic and transparent—things encouraged by digital connectivity,” she added.
“Camera-focused phones like the F1 and F1 Plus have made it easier to take great photos of oneself. Gone are the days when you need to go to a studio to have your self-portrait taken by a professional photographer.”
-Stephen Cheng, OPPO Philippines’ Brand Marketing Manager.Rutledge said new technology has made “selfie-ing easy. All you need is a camera phone and a Facebook page or Instagram app.”
“This makes [the selfie] ripe for exploration and identity experimentation, particularly among ages where identity formation and emancipation are key developmental milestones as well as for those who are just interested in looking at themselves,”
"Defining one’s identity is a human pursuit. Since the Ancient Greeks, people have been observing themselves to gain a sense of self," -she added.
"It's about continuously rewriting yourself. It's an extension of our natural construction of self. It's about presenting yourself in the best way … [like] when women put on makeup or men who bodybuild to look a certain way: it's an aspect of performance that's about knowing yourself and being vulnerable," -Hardey added.
“Even with ‘ugly selfies,’ you’re exhibiting pride in your sense of humor…It’s not that different from showing yourself in a new bikini. You’re still sharing something you’re proud of.” said in a previous article by Wendy Wick Reaves, curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery in London,
“OPPO sees the value of selfie. We have developed photo-centric smartphones such as the F1 and F1 Plus that enables people to be build their sense of self and empower themselves through high-quality selfies.”
“OPPO has established itself as the ‘selfie expert’ and a leader in smartphone photography. Research indicates a strong consumer recognition that ‘OPPO shoots great,"