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Man Documents Vacation to NYC, Costa Rica in 1,000-Selfie Portrait: VIDEO


German photographer Tim Aßmann took a trip from NYC to Costa Rica and captured it in a stop-motion video composed of 1,000 selfies.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

The song is "New Town Velocity" by Johnny Marr.

Said Aßmann, whose Vimeo name is Tim Panse, to the NY Daily News:

"I always loved old fashioned flip books and the way they describe a movement with only a limited amount of pictures. And actually I always kind of disliked the habit of most of the people in online communities and social networks to take selfies in the weirdest positions and facial expressions, and placing them as profile (pictures). So I thought it would be fun to cartoon those selfie photographs in some kind of odd manner."

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  1. Hijack! If you hate these terrible comments that undermine all efforts on this site, it's time to complain to Andy directly! If you want to help FIX THIS, please email/tweet/FB Andy and ask him to upgrade these comments. At the very least lets get a post that starts a discussion on it!

    Posted by: Fenrox | Nov 13, 2013 1:50:23 PM

  2. His name is Tim Assmann? Really?

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Nov 13, 2013 1:58:02 PM

  3. @TampaZeke - Thus the reason for using the Gothic ß rather than the Latin ss.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Nov 13, 2013 2:01:34 PM

  4. Conceited much? Kidding.

    Posted by: UGH | Nov 13, 2013 2:05:29 PM

  5. Cute!

    Posted by: Mitch | Nov 13, 2013 2:16:46 PM

  6. Would be nice looking if he ever smiled

    Posted by: Jaysonn | Nov 13, 2013 2:16:49 PM

  7. I feel like such a tourist after watching that.

    Posted by: Kev C | Nov 13, 2013 2:22:37 PM

  8. Brings to mind this nifty one from a year or two ago:

    Posted by: James in Hollywood | Nov 13, 2013 2:36:06 PM

  9. Very cool. Very sexy.

    Posted by: AriesMatt | Nov 13, 2013 2:58:41 PM

  10. I'm actually considering canceling an upcoming trip to CR an wanted to see if this changed my mind but I'm still not excited about going. Anyone else been to the Pacific side and have some insight?

    Posted by: MikeSin | Nov 13, 2013 3:03:26 PM

  11. "Man Documents Vacation to NYC, Costa Rica in 1,000-Selfie Portrait" Which begs the question.....Why???????????

    Posted by: Ted | Nov 13, 2013 3:06:48 PM

  12. Assman! Just like "Seinfeld" episode.

    Posted by: Marty | Nov 13, 2013 3:15:29 PM

  13. ugh, so self involved.

    Posted by: jeff | Nov 13, 2013 3:16:48 PM

  14. Mikesin, the pacific side of CR is for surfers, hippies, rain forest tourists. The towns are a little scruffy, and some areas are pretty isolated but generally pleasant place to visit.

    Posted by: Kev C | Nov 13, 2013 3:22:12 PM

  15. thats a lot of pictures!! looks like fun !!!

    Posted by: xael | Nov 13, 2013 3:37:25 PM

  16. STFU fenrox.

    Posted by: Carl | Nov 13, 2013 3:41:10 PM

  17. I don't see the undermining!?!

    It would look as if someone wants these comments to be moderated in order to make participation more difficult or even impossible, that would be the true undermining that would silence many voices.

    Posted by: Nick | Nov 13, 2013 3:50:09 PM

  18. Aßmann, means donkey or mule man. In other words, a mule driver. Many names come from occupations.

    Posted by: TomTallis | Nov 13, 2013 5:23:53 PM

  19. Sorry about the above. I had a brain fart. Pleas ignore it. A mule is a Maulesel, a donkey is an Esel.

    Now that I've set the record straight, I'll tiptoe outta here...

    Posted by: TomTallis | Nov 13, 2013 5:25:57 PM

  20. Cute version of Michael Phelps.

    Posted by: Drew | Nov 13, 2013 6:29:33 PM

  21. FENROX

    Posted by: don't a tell la | Nov 13, 2013 8:24:45 PM

  22. It reminds me of Peter Gabriel's Sledghammer video, or Cazwell's "No Selfie Control."

    Posted by: Armando | Nov 16, 2013 7:55:01 PM

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