Ezra Koenig: Musician, Artist, Selfy
  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013

  • Posted by: Stephanie Orentas

The many faces of Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig were captured by Oxford's word of the year - the selfie. According to Ezra, the selfie was so 2012 because 2013 is the year of the selfy. His artistic expression is not limited to music, writing and everything else he learned at Columbia; he is a selfy-skilled, mastering the most difficult angles of a selfy for optimum self-expression. He strikes down selfy-norms in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, "When I die, everybody is invited to come take a selfie at my funeral. Except for my enemies. They're not invited to the funeral, period." Will Ezra be remembered for his musical efforts in Vampire Weekend, or will he be immortalized through his ever-evolving, fine-art bordering selfies? For your consideration, I've gathered Ezra's latest and greatest published selfies. Who knows how many selfies are hidden away inside his iphone? Why The Long Face?, 2012 Ezra collaborated with a mechanical elevator creating a selfy series that speaks louder than 140 characters on Twitter. found a golf ball in a strange place...spooky, 2012 Diving into his mysterious side, Ezra juxtaposes his shadow on the grass creating a philosophical discussion within yourself - who are we? What are we doing here? via @strawberrito17, 2012 Ezra's good taste shines through this piece, which shows his passion for diamonds, sparkles, and glitter. bagel head selfie. alien selfie. dire elevator. third eye blind. head like a hole -NiN #ilovemylife, 2013 Iconic, classic Ezra selfy showcasing his support for the bagel heads. This piece almost shouts, "you are beautiful, no matter what they say." long-distance selfy (new spelling, get wit it), 2013 Perhaps the first ever official selfy, this shot is declarative with soft coloring. Incredible art direction.
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