One Photo A Day In The Worst Year Of My Life

The photo a day project is something that has been done now hundreds of times. You know the one, in which a person snaps a photo of themselves every day and combines it all together into one video. While I have seen a number of these videos before, I have never seen one quite like this. In this video we witness photos of a young lady who over the year shows signs of bruising evidently caused by domestic abuse. Read on to learn more about this video and why it was shared.

Just as all these videos start - this one begins with the young lady snapping a shot a day. But as the video continues we start witnessing bruises appearing on different parts of her face and it continues to get worse throughout the year. The powerful short was produced in Croatia as a public service announcement drawing attention to the issue of domestic abuse. The video ends with the young lady holding up a sign that translates to, "Help me, I do not know if I can wait for tomorrow."

Let's help spread this message so that this powerful visual is seen by as many as possible. If you, or someone you know is a victim of abuse please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

No one was actually hurt fortunately in the making of this video. All effects were done with professional makeup. But the message it is getting out there is extremely important.

[Via Reddit]

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Julie Marie Smith's picture

That is so moving and really gut wrenching.

Mark Dub's picture

this is beyond powerful

Priscilla Longshore's picture

i myself was a victom of domestic violence when i was 18-21

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Adam T's picture

As inspiring as this is i feel that it is a set up. This video's playback comes in at 24-26fps a secound and lasts 1 min 20 sec. that's 1920 frames at one photo per day granted about 10-14 frames come up at 1 second so at the low number of 10 shots per sec. that makes this video about 800 photos or just over 2 years being vary generous. There are some other tidbits that would snuggest it to be fake but eh! cool campaign.

It is fake, says so in the description of the video (pro make-up artist). Still a moving and realistic interpretation.

Jordan Tarrant's picture

It's a PSA, not a real 'one photo a day"

guess you didnt read the part in the article that says "No one was actually hurt fortunately in the making of this video. All effects were done with professional makeup. But the message it is getting out there is extremely important. "

Russell's picture

It is fake. Read the last paragraph of this article.

It says right there "No one was actually hurt fortunately in the making of this video. All
effects were done with professional makeup. But the message it is
getting out there is extremely important." Gotta read stuff to the end. :P

Conor McDonald's picture

You didn't read the article, did you?

Adam T's picture

i guess I should read all the fine print :) Ha! i did math for nothing

You were right though! Math is cool!!! =D

Anthony Tony Mullins's picture

Oh good for you! You were able to figure that out all by yourself. Such a smart boy. Mommy is very proud of you.

wtshzw's picture

Wow, are you like, five years old or something?

Louis Amore's picture

It is makeup but, good idea any how

Daniel Yu Suzuki's picture

PSA or not, this is incredibly powerful. Let's stop domestic violence.

Gloria Sorenson Reiss's picture

This was me and my first marriage, I got out and had to put him in prison before I could really get away. I had to move halfway across the country and change my name to be free and safe, I had to since I was looking out for my daughter as well. Nothing is as easy as "just leave", they don't want you to leave and will do whatever it takes including kill you to prevent it.

EnticingHavoc's picture

If this is true what you say it touches me much more than a faked movie.
I hope you and your daughter are well and secure and will be able to enjoy the good side of life. Wish you all the best.

David Neesley's picture

I guess it's another "let's all feel sorry for women" and guys are all jerks and belong in prison. You know why it happens over and over again? Cause you get in relationships with the same kind of guy who hit you before. If guys are so bad, next time your cars breaks down, go find a woman.

Nope David you are totally wrong. You know why it happens over and over again. Because some idiot guys think they have to demonstrate power over their spouses by physically abusing them. This is not the women's fault as you are trying to blame them in your comment by saying they keep going to the guys that hit them. P.S. Women don't need men to fix their cars. They need a man to respect and love them.

Ela Golanski's picture

Shame on you.

AdalynLeigh's picture

Not all men are jerks. Just the ones who think it's okay to hit women.

edd's picture

There is always an arse on here somewhere......congratulations David!

wtshzw's picture

You know what? He does have a point. If these women would look for the signs, and stop dating abusive men, this wouldn't be a problem. But many women are attracted to that kind of attitude. Love of douchebaggery. Once, it's not their fault, 1-3 abusive relationships... time to find new partners.

Thomas Lawn's picture

There's no way a victim of domestic assault is, in any way, at fault. The fault and cause of any situation of domestic assault lies square on the shoulders of the person to do violence.

Ela Golanski's picture

Is this real? is she okay????

AdalynLeigh's picture

It's stage makeup, she's fine.

Jayson's picture

wow she has a new outfit every day

EnticingHavoc's picture

When I read just the headline I was worried why a woman would make a photograph of herself when heavily beaten. Hardly anybody can be in the right mood for a photoshoot when just received such gruesome treatment. Later the text said, it's all makeup. A letdown, a fake ? I don't know. But since that very moment it doesn't touch me anymore because it's what Hollywood serves me day after day.

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