Selfie Showdown: Colin Powell v Stanley Kubrick

Making the rounds today is the highly charming selfie of a young Colin Powell:

Colin Powell selfie

Powell’s photo has that good power a selfie can have: a picture not just of someone’s face, but, especially apparent when viewed later on, of a person’s aspirations and possibilities. For that reason it reminded me of this youthful selfie of Stanley Kubrick, which I came across a few months ago while researching mid-century Leica cameras:

Kubrick selfie

Scaring that up, meanwhile, led me to this also charming photo: Kubrick and his daughter photobombing their own selfie that is also a photo of Jack Nicholson on the set of The Shining.

Kubrick photobombs Nicholson

Game to Kubrick.

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