Rosie Hardy had the third most followed profile on Flickr—she's here to teach the power of the self-portrait

Rosie Hardy
(Image credit: Rosie Hardy)

When age-old self-deprecation met the modern phenomenon of the ‘selfie’, many of us crawled back into the shadows from whence we came, hoping it was just a phase. 

The selfie was sadly not a passing trifle and is very much still here, clogging up social media feeds with an increasingly concerning lack of authenticity. 

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Leonie Helm
Staff Writer

After graduating from Cardiff University with an Master's Degree in Journalism, Media and Communications Leonie developed a love of photography after taking a year out to travel around the world. 

While visiting countries such as Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh and Ukraine with her trusty Nikon, Leonie learned how to capture the beauty of these inspiring places, and her photography has accompanied her various freelance travel features. 

As well as travel photography Leonie also has a passion for wildlife photography both in the UK and abroad.