so a selfie set was born

The Camera as Mirror: A New Type of Selfie

All Photos Credit: Candice Joi

by: Candice Joi


I am an Artist. I was born this way. I always wanted to be a model but my 5’-5" frame and “many imperfections” would quickly dash this dream. So, I figured I could be upset (which I was - I was devastated), or I could change my definition of “model” and how I viewed myself.  

I created a different type of “selfie." 

I created this series where I, the "non-model,” am the focus of every shot.  I saw each picture in my head and set about creating the entire image - from my make-up, to each dress, heels, accessories, and backdrop - and with each shot, I (re)created my definition of beauty. I (re)created how I see myself.

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2. His mouth. I said in a previous post that I had a thing for it but let me just reiterate. I’m not sure what it its about is mouth in specific but it sets my loins aflame.

3. Two words: Military. Uniform. It’s a kink of mine anyway but put Rich in one and you’ve got the recipe for my death.

4. He looks sexy when he’s wet. 

5. ARMS. Seriously, he was born under the name ARMitage for a reason.

6. His body was chiseled by some very horny gods.

7. He would win the beautiful selfies olympics

8. Nice fitting suit=Lingerie


But most importantly, what really captured my heart was his dorkiness. His silly little jokes and his hearty laughter. He’s so humble and sweet and respectful and compassionate. Rich is extremely talented in all aspects of his career and very very dedicated to what he does. He’s an extremely hard worker and it pays off. He’s intelligent, funny and kind and a total gentleman; also, his generosity to his fans astounds me.  I’ve enjoyed watching him open up and let his guard down a bit. I’ve noticed that he’s come out of his shell a bit and has stopped trying to make himself smaller…his self-confidence is growing, and yet he’s still very private and a bit introverted without seeming standoffish. Richard is what I hope, one day, to be. 

Preference- Music Video Shoot

(A/N This is a picture you tweet from the set! Also my little brother was born a 2 days ago so I will try to start updating more any request I take!)

Ashton: @y/t/n On Set With this Babe

Harry- @y/t/n Same here grammie 

Calum- @y/t/n Pants on His head dork …

Liam- @y/tn He is excited and I’m terrified for my life

Luke-@y/t/n He is in his stance ready for cheer practice

Louis- @y/t/n Hey good Lookinig

Michael-  @y/t/n Selfie game strong!

Niall- @y/t/n Having fun up there?

Zayn- @y/t/n Don’t know whether I’m jealous of the dog or of Zayn?

Things to do just because you should do them. even if its selfish or vain in small amounts of ways. Do it because its fun. Do these things so you’re a grown up who hasn’t fully grown up. or do them because they are completely ridiculous in the sense that no one seems to do it anymore. 

Take photos of yourself: set up a self timer and post that selfie. No one can tell you what you can and can’t post on instagram tumblr or facebook. If they get sick of it so what? Do your cheesiest or most stunning model and post them. doesn’t matter what people think it matters that when you get older you can look back and laugh at your poses or you can get a couple compliments maybe not everyone’s born to be a model but you can pretend to be.

Tan nude: There is no reason for you to fear your body. One summer dedicate it to no tan lines or very limited ones. Wear a thong and put band aids on your boobs. Go in your back yard. Feel your heart race for displaying only that of what you were born with. and question why.

Write a fan letter: gush to your celebrity crush or your hero how much you adore them how much they mean to you in your life. Write it to your cute neighbor write it to a celebrity super star fashion model. People always enjoy letters and always love knowing people will take the time to tell them they are loved. Maybe they will write back.

Wear a crazy color lipstick: wear it on a date a first date to school. don’t tell anyone why. And if they ask just shrug. Because it doesn’t matter. Do it for you do it for change do it in the winter for color and do it in the spring to welcome the color back. Do it any day of any month of any year. Because when you’re a kid you play with makeup when you’re a teen you forget you can wear it and when you’re an adult you feel like you are to old to wear it.

Write a song: maybe the tune is all funky maybe you don’t know how to play an instrument. Pluck a ukulele at least and write down the notes. Behold your masterpiece play it for everyone.

Write a short story: maybe it is a kids book maybe it is deep post it somewhere for anyone to read and no matter how bad or good it is do leave it be.

Go to a restaurant and order something messy. Eat it as messy as it is.

Play in the mud when it rains: don’t fear dirt or getting dirty. Maybe even as a bonus round put on your white clothes and sit in the puddle sin the rain.

Sneak out: don’t go to a party. Don’t hang with a boy/girl go alone go to a beach or a scenic place early in the morning. And watch. Go down town and watch people. Watch your town come to life. Go home. Sleep. (Proceed with caution if you live in a sketch area maybe this isn’t the best)

Camp somewhere in your town. Or a close town: wake up early enough to realize sunsets are beautiful everywhere. Realize your town has new things for you to do even if you feel like you’ve done it all. do it with your friends on a beach in a park. Do it. enjoy the beauty you forget is there. Force yourself up. admire the orange.

Accept your greatness: I know this one seems like the craziest of all. But its not. When someone tells you, you are good do not be humble accept that you are that way. Say thank you and tell them how long you’ve been doing whatever you’re great at. Don’t fear talent. Fear the talent of not knowing how to accept you have one.

forever yours