Surreal self-portraits

Selfies that get literal.

Milton, Ontario-based photographer Shawn Van Daele likes taking self portraits that tell a story – a cool, but very surreal story. Van Daele plays out common phrases in a dark and literal way, like the above “Train of Thought,” and “Bottled Up Emotions.” His shots set the bar much higher than the one-handed self-shot (or worse, mirror shot) we’re all capable of doing in today’s point-and-shoot world.