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February 10, 2005 12:51 AM   Subscribe

At Nine Past Nine everyday, he takes a selfpicture and posts it.
He's been doing this since October of 2002. Twenty eight months of selfpictures at 9:09 am with whoever he happens to be with or whatever he happens to be doing.
posted by fenriq (19 comments total)
He's a . . . nut? A kook? A loon? Or just a guy with a hobby?

I suppose you have to give him high marks for consistency, although I for one would hate to be awake at 9 in the morning, let alone taking photos then.
posted by LeLiLo at 1:01 AM on February 10, 2005

That's just the kind of simple strangeness I like. Thanks.
posted by Captaintripps at 1:05 AM on February 10, 2005

A life where I am awake and alert enough to locate and use my camera at 9:09 a.m. every day of the week for two years is my own little version of hell, i think.

I like sleep!
posted by Kololo at 1:28 AM on February 10, 2005

When not busy updating his picture site, he has a blog. He's apparently also building a house (which also has a blog, but it hasn't been updated for a while).
posted by analogue at 2:23 AM on February 10, 2005

Smoke? Harvey Keitel? Takes a picture every day? It's been done.
posted by fixedgear at 2:41 AM on February 10, 2005

There's a site that tracks a number of this type of photo-series sites, here.

I think one of these was posted here before, or maybe it was on memepool.

I like noah's and jason's; both of these guys take photos in more or less in the same pose.

Personally, I always thought it'd be cool if I ever had kids to take one picture a week in the same pose, then run it back as film once you've got 10 years worth or more...
posted by cps at 3:50 AM on February 10, 2005

I had that same idea! Only I was going to do it every day, so I could run the film at 25 frames a second and a year would take about 15 seconds. Just imagine watching yourself age like the nazi in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
posted by leibniz at 4:26 AM on February 10, 2005

How does he compensate if he sleeps late?
posted by johnjreiser at 4:27 AM on February 10, 2005

cps (also leibniz): move the main page linked here up and down quickly, and you'll get a similar effect.
posted by LeLiLo at 4:41 AM on February 10, 2005

My cousin has been propping up his newborn son on the couch once a month since birth, and snapping a pic. Its been about two years now (okay, so he doesn't need much propping anymore) and watching the evolution of this kid growing is really fascinating.
posted by Kololo at 5:07 AM on February 10, 2005

it takes a kind of dedication that I don't have.

I tried to do a 'photo a day' site for a while (though I didn't limit myself to self-portraits) and I found it so draining that I am loathe to pick up a camera again. I guess by focussing on the same subject, you don't run into the "oh no, where will I take pictures today" panic that I ran into.
posted by crunchland at 6:00 AM on February 10, 2005

This reminded me of another weblog: four:eleven. Sort of the same idea, except in words instead of pictures. Looks like he stopped doing it in 2003, though.
posted by bitmage at 6:48 AM on February 10, 2005

cps: Are you sure? It might wind up looking like this:

posted by The Card Cheat at 7:51 AM on February 10, 2005

I saw a pictorial in Life or somewhere, years ago, where a photographer had taken a picture of his daughter in one of her mother's bathing suits every year on her birthday. It was adorable, starting with this baby basically sitting in a giant pile of suit and by the bottom of the page she was 18 and the suit fit.

I'd never be organized enough to do any of these but I like looking at them.
posted by mygothlaundry at 7:55 AM on February 10, 2005

How much self-absorbtion does it take to snap a picture of yourself every day and post it with a description of what you were doing at that moment. After a while I imagine it would become second nature to the point of causing psychic pain if you were interrupted.

This could make for an odd short story.

What could prevent you? How would you deal with it? Would you cheat and post a picture taken at 9:15? Would you quit the whole thing in disgust? Would you carry on with the one day's omission looming large on your consciousness to the point of making you SNAP and leading to a plan whereby you take a picture of yourself as a suicide bomber next to a camera store where the darling Suzanne works?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:00 AM on February 10, 2005

This is reminiscent of Tehching Hsieh's One Year Performances (which were much more extreme - check out this quicktime movie).

See also John Stone's transformation (Pics/Animation)
posted by hartsell at 8:11 AM on February 10, 2005

No Picture This Month. Recovering From Hernia Surgery.
posted by crunchland at 8:27 AM on February 10, 2005

What a fun little project! I love photoblogs and those with the fortitude to keep up with them, the idea that this fellow has done so for years just amazes me. It seems like this might be fun to try if, unlike me, you have no problems finishing a project you start. Heh.
posted by angeline at 12:16 PM on February 10, 2005

I mean, c'mon, how about taking a picture every day?

Ten Years of My Life...It's by this guy who also has another site
posted by filmgeek at 7:33 PM on February 10, 2005

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