Noah Kalina’s Epic Portrait-A-Day Project

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So much on the Internet seems so temporary. What’s hot one minute, is forgotten in the next. That’s why Noah Kalina’s self-portrait-a-day project has such resonance. Today he released an update to the video he  released in 2006, a time-lapse series of self portraits he began on January 11, 2000.

The original video rocked the Viral Video Chart and spawned imitations and parodies. In an age (and industry) of rapid meme turnover, it’s cool to see a project that demonstrates such commitment to an idea.

As a company that makes books, we naturally started wondering how many books it would take to chronicle this seven-and-a-half-minute video. At our maximum page count of 440 pages for a book, with one photo per page, Noah’s 4500 portraits would require 11 books (and pretty big ones at that). Perhaps not practical, but fun to think about all the same.

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