Half a Year of my Life by Damian

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I took up Claire Armistead’s project, the self-portrait-a-day challenge on September 9th 2007, and have faithfully snapped away ever since.

The rules are that each image has to be taken by yourself, and each needs to include at least a part of your face.

A few of the individual pics have made it onto RB in their own right, and others have had turns at being my avatar.

I’m about 75% of the way through, but haven’t finished sorting all of the pics, so this is made up of the first 169 days.

So here’s more of me than you ever thought (or reasonably expected!) to see, LOL! Through the ups and downs, fun and silliness, grumpy days and sleep deprevation. Mostly the last one though…!


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  • IAmSam
    IAmSamalmost 6 years ago

    I like it!

  • Thanks IAmSam :)

    – Damian

  • hahpistuff
    hahpistuffalmost 6 years ago

    very nice! ;)

  • Thanks Shannon :)

    – Damian

  • Mohamad Amin Khaxar
    Mohamad Amin K...almost 6 years ago

    what a fantastic work!

  • Thank you MhDkHr!

    – Damian

  • Leoni Mullett
    Leoni Mullettalmost 6 years ago

    Hehe, cool! Some interesting perspectives there!

  • LOL, thanks Lee! Yes, I’d agree! This challenge starts off as brilliant fun, then slowly wears away at you…! And then it gets interesting, with what you start trying, just to amuse and distract yourself. And the camera is always out so I don’t forget to take a pic!! And is funny tracking my work stress levels through the images! :)

    – Damian

  • butchart
    butchartalmost 6 years ago

    very cool damian… and a brave undertaking…… i’ve enjoyed learing something about you whle looking at this work……………b

  • Thanks b! Glad you’ve enjoyed the series so far :)
    Haha, I hope I haven’t given away everything about me yet! ;)

    – Damian

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonalmost 6 years ago

    That’s tremendous! Love it!

  • Thanks Paul, glad you like it! :)

    – Damian

  • Paul Tupman
    Paul Tupmanalmost 6 years ago

    This is fantastic Damian.. glad to see that you have kept up with the challenge! I too started Claire challenge on 1st January this year… still going strong and lots of fun to look back at!

  • Thanks Paul! Yep, kept it up, and another 3 months to go!!! I’ve been wondering about how to present them, and needed to pull together some images for next week, so thought I’d start this and use it as well.
    I’ve decided I need more bright sunny pics, cos this lot is pretty dark, LOL!
    I’ll look forward to seeing your year as well!

    – Damian

  • brutusB3
    brutusB3almost 6 years ago

    How did you take that one where you’re lying on the grass??

  • LOL brutusB3 :)
    There’s a few pics taken using the self timer on the camera. Set the camera up on a tripod, compose the shot, focus, set the timer and jump into it! All still me, so still a self portrait :)

    – Damian

  • filfil
    filfilalmost 6 years ago

    That is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks filfil, glad you think so! :)

    – Damian

  • Karen Cougan
    Karen Couganalmost 6 years ago

    Oh Mate, I am so so so impressed, congratulations, I knew this was a hard thing to do but you did it………………….well done

  • Thanks Karen! I’ve still got a few months to go to finish my year, but I’m finally getting the year’s images sorted and selected :)

    – Damian

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