The 10 Best Types of Selfies Jack Barakat Posts
We live in a world where the front-facing camera is king and a selfie stick is a real thing, but not many have mastered the art of the selfie like All Time Low guitarist Jack Barakat. Barakat and vocalist Alex Gaskarth are known for their crude yet hilarious onstage banter, so it’s no surprise this approach carries over into Barakat’s selfie game. Here are just a few of his best posts classified by type.
1. The “TV Screen” Selfie
Because who wouldn’t want to drink mimosas with Nick Jonas or plant one on Paul Rudd?
2. The “Basic” Selfie
Clearly Jack has no qualms embracing his feminine side with such accessories as lipstick on Future Hearts’ release day, champagne and foiled tips at a stylist or hoop earrings with the Summer Set’s Brian Dales.
3. The “Tourist” Selfie
Even musicians who regularly tour the world can get stoked about visiting cool places and trying new things, whether it’s as ancient as Cardiff Castle, as tasty as baguettes in the south of France, as iconic as the Apple headquarters or as simple as your own record label headquarters or a dirty Welsh joke.
4. The “Furry Friend” Selfie
Barakat once used his powers for good when he found a stray gray kitten a home, but he’s also posted plenty of shots with adorable pups like Olivia and a “punky,” one-eyed lady.
Plus, who can forget the pig in a bar and the horse who matched Jack’s hair?
5. The “Mirror” Selfie
Elevator reflections…elevate the cliché mirror selfie to a new level, but Barakat has also kicked it old school in an animal print jacket with an ornate mirror, as Robin to Gaskarth’s Batman and post-show in a blue wig.
6. The “Home Alone” Selfie
It’s no secret how much Barakat loves Home Alone–the band even named a track on Nothing Personal after a line in the first movie (“Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal”). He produced a shirt inspired by the film for JAGK, his collab with Glamour Kills, but he often sports a young Macaulay Culkin tee.
Bonus: He’s also posed in front of the bridge from Home Alone 2.
7. The “Group Photo” Selfie
The APMAs brought many bands together for endless photo ops (see the stretch limo and microphone shots for further proof), but apparently good group photos can also randomly occur with friends at stoplights.
8. The “Behind-the-Scenes” Selfie
The “Something’s Gotta Give” music video took quite an unexpected turn, and this selfie gave fans a cool, behind-the-scenes look at the prosthetics and fake blood the band wore.
While not as in-depth, Barakat has also embraced his superhero side for another makeup-inspired shot.
9. The “Drunk” Selfie
Alcohol makes bad ideas seem like good ones, and thanks to the internet, the aftermath is forever archived. In this case, a booze-filled night produced quality shots like the flip cup alarm and a 4 a.m., bra-on-the-head “life update” with a 5 Seconds Of Summer soundtrack.
10. The “Random Object” Selfie
Non sequitur would be the best way to describe this type of selfie because how else can you explain grabbing the junk of an Under Armour mannequin, posing with a giant bag of popcorn or making yarn puns?