In 1995, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders started a project to create a new self portrait every day for the rest of his life. While this alone sounds like a crazy idea, some of the portraits are being made under the influence of various drugs.
By now, he has created about 8,000 self-portraits and according to his website, “within weeks [of the experiment] he became lethargic and suffered mild brain damage.”
Nevertheless, he continued the project, but under medical supervision becoming a frequent guest at the hospital. The series of portraits are interesting and even educational – you can observe the difference that various drugs make on human brain.
Now have a look at the pictures but don’t try this at home.
Bryan says that “today we live in a narcissistic and obsessive culture, totally overflowing with drugs. And as an artist I am the filter”.