Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Taking a selfie’s a breeze.
Just look at your phone and say cheese.
You smile, then you click.
Every Tom, every Dick,
Every Harry can do this with ease.
But the skill’s in the whole composition
If you want a snap with more ambition.
Think panning, perspective —
It’s a whole new directive —
Think parallax, pose and position.
Yet if you dilly-dally too long
The spontaneous moment has gone.
That’s why none of us
Are Diane Arbus
Or Henri Cartier-Bresson.
But I’m no photography snob.
Point and shoot is for me just the job.
It’s so democratic,
Instant, automatic —
Even though my face turns out a blob.
Yes, taking a selfie’s a doddle.
We all have an ego to coddle.
So give us a break
For vanity’s sake —
Can’t you see I’m a glamorous model?