Rebecca Brown is a 21 years old filmmaker, artist and a Youtuber (100,000 subscribers and millions of views) from England. For the past 6.5 years she photographed herself (almost) everyday wherever she was each day, and recently compiled it all to one time-lapse video. Aside from showing mesmerizing physical changes, the video tells a touching and interesting story of a teen suffering from disorders and depression.
The project started in September 12th, 2007 and covers 2,374 days (6.5 years). It's interesting to see the age transformation, hair styles and expressions. But what makes this video into something that is much more than just interesting are the notes popping every few seconds on top of the video. The notes take it from just being "cool" and make it a touching/moving video.
Rebecca is suffering from few disorders, and 2 of them are very noticeable in the video above. The first disorder is Trichotillomania, which is a complex hair disorder where she feels uncontrollably compelled to tear the hair out strand by strand. The second disorder is Dermatillomania which is an obsessive skin picking disorder.
Beauty is more than what we see with the eyes. People are more than their conditions. I am more than my hair and skin. This only shows my exterior."
The video was inspired by a Youtube legend and amazing photographer Noah Kalina, who photographs himself for over 13 years now. His first 'photo every day' video became a huge hit on and off the internet, and even the Simpsons spoofed it.
Rebecca's video is using the same idea/concept, but telling a totally different story. The notes are adding something very personal, and you get to understand the changes in appearance. You get to understand that not everything is just age transformation, but a lot of it is related to what's going on around her and how she feels or what she thinks about at the time.
If you're interested to learn more about Rebecca and her life story, watch the video below where she (creatively) explains everything about her life, her profession and her disorders and how she's dealing with them.
To see more of Rebecca's videos follow her Youtube channel.