The full name of this video is "Idiot continues to take daily self-portrait for 16 yrs despite better projects, longer projects, more popular projects, his face," and it's massively entertaining. JK Keller spent over 5,000 days taking photos of himself, and the result is fascinating.
Many of us have seen the selfie-a-day concept before, but this one is notable both for its length and humorous take. His droll expression set against frenetic music underscores his desire to make the images as "subtly objective" as possible, as he puts it. "I like to be able to extract a specific feeling from what should be an expressionless face. There are days when you can see a lot from the way the muscles are situated in the face. Granted, it is next to impossible to see these things when the images are so small, but trust that they are there." While the idea certainly isn't new (although Keller started this in 1998, so it's arguable that it was novel when he began it), his commitment to a long-term version of the concept and his execution set it apart. Seeing 16 years compressed into 3 minutes was very neat to watch.
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[via The Creators Project]