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Guy Takes Selfies Every Day For 20 Years, Shows How Subtle Changes Create A Big Difference At The End
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Guy Takes Selfies Every Day For 20 Years, Shows How Subtle Changes Create A Big Difference At The End

Noah Kalina is a New York photographer who has had exhibitions all over the world and worked for some of the most influential companies and publications. He also takes a photo of himself looking into the camera with a neutral expression every day, and it’s this simple project that has become his most celebrated work.

Kalina decided to pick up this habit at age 19 on January 11, 2000, taking the photos with a camera with a reversible viewfinder. In 2006, the project, titled Everyday, went viral for the first time, to the point that it was spoofed on The Simpsons and major companies were contacting him to make appearances and share the idea with them. He went on to give an update in 2012. But behind the scenes, he kept up the habit, and this week, he marked an incredible 20 years of daily photos.

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Noah Kalina, a photographer from New York, combined 20 years of photos of himself into a video

The video updates of his Everyday project are the only three videos on his Youtube channel

In addition to watching how time changes the photographer’s face, and the cycle of hair growing and being trimmed again, we can see transitional periods in his life as he goes from taking pictures in small, dark apartments, to a spacious studio with lots of natural light.

Since Everyday went viral for the first time, it has inspired similar projects, especially as taking selfies has become a more familiar cultural concept. Some kids have started young, documenting how they’ve matured from their early teens to adulthood. Others have set out to show specific changes, like a transgender man who took photos for years to demonstrate the effects of hormone replacement therapy on his appearance.

Kalina, though, is likely one of the only selfie artists with the dedication to make it to the milestone of 20 years. But once you’re in the habit of taking a photo of yourself every day, why stop? He says that he plans to continue taking photos of himself “until the day he dies.” We hope to see the occasional update about the photographer every decade until he becomes the first known person to take a photo of himself every day for 50 years.

Commenters were amazed by the photographer’s dedication

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Mama Panda
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2 years ago

I applaud the dedication he had in making this video. Out of respect for him, I did watch all 8 mins and 17 secs. Thank you for sharing this with us Noah. =)

Peter Di Bussolo
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2 years ago

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Yes, thank you for your pedo looks

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J.Labuschagné
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2 years ago (edited)

I love this, I feel like I have to watch it three times to see all the elements. I kept getting distracted by the background or by his clothing, it was interesting to see the changes in all three. Very well done, and very committed. This is truly such an amazing way to catalogue your life.

Peter Di Bussolo
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2 years ago

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"Watch as photographer transitions to pedographer"

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Janine B.
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2 years ago

It's a cool project but eight minutes is far too long to watch.

onitsuka
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2 years ago

Thankfully we have free will then, right? For the rest of us, it's a fascinating video to watch.

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Mama Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

I applaud the dedication he had in making this video. Out of respect for him, I did watch all 8 mins and 17 secs. Thank you for sharing this with us Noah. =)

Peter Di Bussolo
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2 years ago

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Yes, thank you for your pedo looks

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J.Labuschagné
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2 years ago (edited)

I love this, I feel like I have to watch it three times to see all the elements. I kept getting distracted by the background or by his clothing, it was interesting to see the changes in all three. Very well done, and very committed. This is truly such an amazing way to catalogue your life.

Peter Di Bussolo
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2 years ago

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"Watch as photographer transitions to pedographer"

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Janine B.
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2 years ago

It's a cool project but eight minutes is far too long to watch.

onitsuka
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2 years ago

Thankfully we have free will then, right? For the rest of us, it's a fascinating video to watch.

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