Josh Allen has been dazzling Buffalo Bills fan all year with his play on the field, but now, he is famous for another reason after his selfie photo in front of screaming fans has been displayed at an art gallery in Buffalo, NY.
I was initially resistant to the selfie fad and wrote it off as vain and silly. Over time, I have come to realize it is one of the most effective ways to capture a moment or memory. The Buffalo Bills are busy making memories this season. After being an NFL powerhouse and heading to four consecutive Super Bowls in the early nineties, the team has been an afterthought since.
Allen found a group of cheering fans waiting for the team to deplane after their playoff-clinching win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Being that it was cold out and after midnight, the crowd represents the above and beyond level of fandom that the team has come to expect from its supporters affectionately referred to as the Bills Mafia.
The photo was taken after a couple of friends used the piggyback method to get a better view. This spectacle caught Allen's attention and he snapped a selfie.
Twitter user @stephietweets reposted the photo with a request for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to hang it.
Then came the response from Albright-Knox:
See video of the whole scene here:
As NFL quarterbacks take more and more selfies, Allen gets some bragging rights for being the first to get his hung in an art gallery. And as all of us photographers know, if you supply two images; they will run the blurry one.
That's endearingly hilarious... and, Go Bills!
Big game today!
Crap... no NFL Network! Mannnn, the choices I make. Hopefully this game will be like the '85 Bears' trouncing of them other guys. Ha!
The big question is where the perfectly in-focus shot came from? The guy on the fence is holding out 2 fingers in the sharp-focus shot and just his index finger in the blurry shot. If this is some AI assisted de-blur, then that's the real story here!
These are two different images. Check out the position of the phone in the upper left corner.
Can anybody explain to me what this is all about?
I'm guessing Josh Allen just snapped 2 shots.