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1001 Self Portraits
November 24, 2004 4:17 PM   Subscribe

1001 Self Portraits reaches 40.
posted by feelinglistless (25 comments total)

 
This isn't very impressive. "Best of the Web."
posted by Plinko at 4:41 PM on November 24, 2004


Hate to agree, but I agree.
posted by 4easypayments at 4:49 PM on November 24, 2004


Why is 40 a milestone instead of... 1001 perhaps.
posted by ALongDecember at 4:52 PM on November 24, 2004


I've been visiting Watch Me Turn 30 for a while now. I guess it's a similar kind of thing (though I like it better than this one). Holly is taking a picture of herself each day in her 29th year. It's interesting to start at the beginning and watch how she gets better and better at finding interesting ways to photograph herself. I guess it's one of those if you practice something enough, you get good at it kinds of things. She's certainly way past 40 images at this point.
posted by willnot at 4:53 PM on November 24, 2004


I liked it, so did my roommate. Lots of the pictures are really good, it's a cool idea. But we're both sixth-year college senior layabouts, so what do we know?
posted by cilantro at 5:06 PM on November 24, 2004


i love myself. i love myself. i love myself.
posted by photoslob at 5:21 PM on November 24, 2004


I don't know. I think it's more like "I don't really know very much about myself and I'm trying to figure it out, and also I'm something of an exhibitionist and this is a pretty sane way to express that." Though that would be awkward to say three times in a row.
posted by cilantro at 5:24 PM on November 24, 2004


So, 961 to go?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:27 PM on November 24, 2004


Who is that person? Why is the title "1001 Self Portraits" when there are only 40? What's taking so long to get to 1001 if that's the ultimate goal? How come the only self portrait that isn't above the shoulders a picture of her toes? Why was this posted?

Maybe not a total loss, though. This site was a little underwhelming but it was at least pretty.
posted by mexican at 5:37 PM on November 24, 2004


The photography isn't very unique or skillful. Plus, I was expecting 40 years of photos.
posted by loquacious at 5:55 PM on November 24, 2004


Does this mean we're getting an update every 40? WebcamFilter!
posted by mek at 6:05 PM on November 24, 2004


Any shots while in bathtub or getting undressed or getting it on with some guy or person other than herself?
posted by Postroad at 6:30 PM on November 24, 2004


No naked pictures. Also, this is completely unacceptable.
posted by bob sarabia at 7:40 PM on November 24, 2004


For good self-portaits, go here.

~self -link~
posted by thekorruptor at 7:58 PM on November 24, 2004


For good self-portraits, go here.

~self -link~
posted by thekorruptor at 8:00 PM on November 24, 2004


Okay, already, I'll go there! Stop pestering me!
posted by bachelor#3 at 8:06 PM on November 24, 2004


heh, I'm such a rook...
posted by thekorruptor at 8:07 PM on November 24, 2004


That mid-air shot is great. So's the one with the guy wearing a towel (and only a towel!) super-hero style with eyeballs shooting fire - nay, concentrated evil in the form of magma - and making something go explody.
posted by loquacious at 9:12 PM on November 24, 2004



On June 17th, every year, the family goes through a private ritual: we photograph ourselves to stop a fleeting moment, the arrow of time passing by.


(via MeFi)
posted by PrinceValium at 9:23 PM on November 24, 2004


At the current rate she won't actually reach 1001 for another 8 months...
posted by dirvish at 9:29 PM on November 24, 2004


TheKorruptor's link was pretty darn nice.
posted by Bugbread at 9:52 PM on November 24, 2004


I only picked 40 because it was a nice round number. If I'd posted it tomorrow I would have said 41. Infuriating isn't it? I thought it was interesting that instead of posting lots of words about herself, she's posting lots of photos.
posted by feelinglistless at 11:48 PM on November 24, 2004


Remember this guy? Yeah, he's still taking a picture of himself every day. Six years now and counting.
posted by meh at 1:13 AM on November 25, 2004


feelinglistless - not very interesting I'm afraid, but PrinceValium's link was brilliant. I will do the same thing when I get kids....
posted by Grums at 3:15 AM on November 25, 2004


Needs a better camera
posted by tank04 at 5:19 AM on November 25, 2004


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