One man's 'Daily Photo Project'
December 17, 2002 10:26 PM   Subscribe

This guy takes a picture of himself every day. A guy takes a picture of himself every day and puts it online in a large montage. A moustache, braces, and mullet all creep in during the proceeds, only for him to now look much like he did when he started. (Found on design portal, NewsToday)
posted by wackybrit (25 comments total)

 
I'd really like to send the poor guy a comb.
posted by bucko at 10:38 PM on December 17, 2002


Cool idea! The pictures go from oldest to newest, which makes me wonder why in the heck has he started to go without a shirt more frequently in December?!
posted by blade at 10:41 PM on December 17, 2002


cool ... You can scroll it and get a trippy animation effect.
posted by Dillenger69 at 10:44 PM on December 17, 2002


Someone give him 25 cents to comb his hair.
posted by banished at 10:46 PM on December 17, 2002


I like his vash the stampede jacket.
posted by delmoi at 10:46 PM on December 17, 2002


The 20020623 pic (it's on the far left of a row) looks like Tom Cruise in his Magnolia role.
posted by wackybrit at 10:54 PM on December 17, 2002


Wow. I've wondered from time to time if I end up wearing pieces of clothing from my limited wardrobe in any semi-regular pattern. Guess this would be one way of finding out...
posted by lpqboy at 10:55 PM on December 17, 2002


Actually, this link has made it onto metafilter at least once - not that the post verification page or even a cursory search through the site would have told you (I tried both, to no avail).

Interesting link, anyway.
posted by syzygy at 11:38 PM on December 17, 2002


<pedant> Every link on MetaFilter has made it on to MetaFilter at least once. </pedant> Sorry! ;-)

That said, some similar things have cropped up, I was going to link them, but didn't fancy searching. One I recall was the person who drew everything they ate each day on their Palm Pilot and put it online.
posted by wackybrit at 11:49 PM on December 17, 2002


very interesting.
posted by folktrash at 12:04 AM on December 18, 2002


He looks like Harrison Ford circa Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back. Something in the eyes. A comb would definitely be a good idea.
posted by swerve at 12:25 AM on December 18, 2002


I vote against the comb. The messy hair looks good.
posted by faustessa at 12:53 AM on December 18, 2002


does anyone else think the uniformity of his facial expression is just a little......wierd?
posted by jaded at 2:05 AM on December 18, 2002


Bedhead. Jimmy Falon does it. With the proper hair car products you can achieve the look, too. Or perhaps you'd rather listen and read about it.
posted by Zoyd Wheeler at 2:08 AM on December 18, 2002


wacky:

No need to apologize. I was just giving you a heads up in case it disappeared, as well as pointing out that it wasn't particularly easy to discover that the link had already been posted here.
posted by syzygy at 3:26 AM on December 18, 2002


he seems to grow up - or mauybe just lose a bit of weight - some time in 2000. and looks a lot better for it.

is that always the same orange t-shirt? if so, what washing powder does he use?

i like the messy hair (wish i had enough to do that). wish he'd smile, though.

when was the mullet? are they braces or the tops of "jardineros" (can't remember the english work - dungarees? trousers with straps).
posted by andrew cooke at 3:27 AM on December 18, 2002


anyone else follow zoyd's hair products link? the look is to simply embrace what comes natural and forget about faking the rest (but buy our products to do it). grrrrr.
posted by andrew cooke at 3:29 AM on December 18, 2002


hmmm....very self-self-self-indulgent (ooops, the images are hypnotic).

if it serves any purpose at all, he can see himself aging bit by bit. he must be very disciplined to do this everyday regardless of his moods.
posted by taratan at 4:17 AM on December 18, 2002


Does this remind anyone else of Harvey Keitel in "Smoke" taking a picture of the same corner outside his store every day? At least those pictures were different from day to day.

This is really only interesting in the abstract. Faced wth looking at the same picture every day (sorry about the pun) with little difference except the shirt and the neatness of his hair, it because stunningly tedious.
posted by briank at 6:41 AM on December 18, 2002


er..because=becomes
posted by briank at 6:41 AM on December 18, 2002


It's amazing how different he looks from day to day. Goes to show how good our fuzzy-logic human recognizer systems are.

Andrew, this is the mullet day. If these are day-to-day images (I'm not sure exactly) I guess he had his hair cut twice, from "Richard Gere style" to the mullet and from the mullet to the "prison cut".
posted by aeschenkarnos at 7:07 AM on December 18, 2002


I saw this last year, it looks like he still needs a few new outfits in his wardrobe. Same shirt, agian, and again, and again..
posted by tomplus2 at 7:56 AM on December 18, 2002


as well as pointing out that it wasn't particularly easy to discover that the link had already been posted here.

The link was previously provided as a comment in this post. Which, incidentally, is one of my favorite FPPs on Mefi yet.
posted by dgaicun at 8:59 AM on December 18, 2002


His page with links has some interesting, and similar, sites, including a link to The Shower Project --- photos of a man's successful (?) attempt to shower with 100 different women (ended durnig 1999).
posted by quam at 9:07 AM on December 18, 2002


Christ, you think he could fucking smile ONE day of the year.
posted by timecube at 7:16 AM on December 19, 2002


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