These Travel 'Dronies' Capture Stunning Places Instead of Cliche Faces

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 15, 2015
References: instagram & wired
While the ever-popular "selfie" captures a person's face, torso and perhaps a friends' as well, the drone selfies that Nicole Lusano films showcase the stunning locations such photos are taken in.

Referring to them cheekily as "dronies," Lusano enjoys taking these far-away photos or short videos as she travels around the world. Instead of capturing a still moment that is largely self-centered, she celebrates the place in the world she is in and the awe its vastness inspires. The dronies start with a typical close up of her and a friend waving to the camera. The camera's lens then lifts off, expanding its view to an immense ocean or expansive pyramid. The camera-cradling drone flies higher and higher until its subjects are only specs within a popular attraction or scenic landscape.

The 17,000 followers of Lusana's Instagram account a shift of interest in travel photos that show off people's own faces to the stunning places explored instead.