Friday, May 04, 2007

A Self Portrait A Day


213 / 365, originally uploaded by Echo9er.

Earlier today I posted a particularly lovely picture of Bonnie to a German Shepherd group I belong to. And it was there I spotted this image. There were several things about the photograph that attracted me - namely the two dogs and the bookshelves. I liked echo9er's tartan pyjamas too and the fact that his dogs were allowed on the furniture.

But the most interesting thing on echo9er's Flickr was the series of self portraits. He is going for 365 self portraits over the course of a year. I found that idea scary and intriguing.

Is it an act of vanity to take a year's worth of self portraits? I think it is not. It might display a degree of self interest but is there anything wrong with that? And when a person is not in the first flush of youth and beauty is it not rather a brave thing to do? What do you think?

3 comments:

ganching said...

I thought it was your house for a minute but I couldn't work out who the man was.

Ronni said...

I guess I'd have to put them on another site--my readers (all 45 of them) would probably get very bored with a pic of me every day.

Anonymous said...

I think thats a great idea. I watched a film called Smoke once and one of the characters sets up his camera every morning at the same spot & same time and takes a photograph. Sounds boring but every sinlge shot was different and I thought it sounded like an interesting project.
Hope everyone is well.

mel.x x