[Video] 4,748 Self-Portraits And A Very Inspiring Story

Meet Jeff Harris, photographer, who in 1999 decided to start a personal project of taking a self portrait every day, and continues doing it to this day. He wanted to make it different than most of the 365 projects and make it more like a documentary in stills. “I didn’t want 365 images of me sitting on the couch each day," Jeff recently told TIME.com, "There could have been that tendency, especially during the cold dark winter months to stay inside all the time, but this project inspired me to get out there and seek out interesting things”.

There is a twist in the story, which makes it even more interesting and inspiring so I recommend watching the whole video and not skip or stop in the middle.

Jeff Harris (via Time via PetaPixel)

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Noam Galai is a Senior Fstoppers Staff Writer and NYC Celebrity / Entertainment photographer. Noam's work appears on publications such as Time Magazine, New York Times, People Magazine, Vogue and Us Weekly on a daily basis.

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How has no one commented on this video?!?
As photographers, we are always looking for new ways to inspire and create original images. This is the best practice of that that one could do....
Thanks for posting!

Quite quite inspiring.

For me this is the real power of photography. My total admiration and respect goes out to Jeff

Debbie Davies the blues artist?  

to be honest before i saw this video, on 1/1/12 i started a project to photograh my self for 365 days, and so far i was feeling down because i didn't have and inspiration, and now after seem this video i feel more inspire than ever, thank you. 

Michael the Maven has just set up a 365 project on his forum, and there are aalready quite a number of people on board, creating some really interesting images. Doing it with others not only insipires, but can help to give the incentive to continue.
I have always had trouble with this kind of creativity, so I am doing it, and already finding it rewarding. This video has really helped.

I was a bit sceptical to start this video because I have seen too many 356 days projects. But what you've been trough and documented in these photographs, Inspiring ...