When it comes to the self-portrait, David McNally knows exactly what he is doing. He embarked on a 365-Day Project inspired by the 365 Flickr group. The rules are simple: take one self-portrait every day for a year. Some are arms length self-portraits, some are taken another way, and some are on the artistic side. They’re all insightful, funny, heartwarming, interesting, and very, very human. Here’s how he describes the photos in his book JOURNEY IN SELF-PORTRAITURE, The 365-Day Project:
Enter the wildly creative world of [self-portraits] for one year. Giving birth to a new idea daily may not be painful, but it sure can be a challenge! This collection of 365 images [shares] a slice of my personal life, help me to [understand] who I am and reveal how others perceive me. How many ways can you find to portray yourself?
We love how this book is the convergence of so many cool things: A photographic experiment, a yearlong book project, Flickr, an exploration of self-perception, journaling, and sharing through social print media. Congratulations David, your book is a creative accomplishment. We all found it to be very unique and we enjoyed it very much.
So, do you take pictures of yourself? What do you use them for? What’s your technique for getting the perfect arms length self portrait? And lastly, would you take on a 365 book project? If so, tell us about it.