Daily photo aging project on steroids

We’ve seen those videos where people take a picture of themselves every day. [Dan Hanna] took it to a much further level.  He built a camera rig and took pictures of himself for 17 years.  That is not a typo, 17 years. The rig consists of a ring that holds two cameras opposing each other.  He centers his head facing a target that he increments around the ring every day before taking a picture.  The ring can be split into 4 sections for portability.  Check out the low resolution video after the break.

[via waxy]


  1. CV says:

    That is awesome.

  2. iamhifi says:

    17 years that is dedication. very entertaining. good jazz track as a backing aswell

  3. danzl says:

    wow. thats all i’ve got to say is wow.

  4. Nels Nelson says:

    What ingenuity to include two angles, and rotating! The effect of his hair growing is amazing, but it is sad to see him getting older, losing his hair, and getting flabbier. Dude, keep it up until your last days!

  5. smbgood says:

    wow… much better than some of the other videos ive seen out there. its funny to watch his hair go back and forth back and forth between long and short, sweet vid

  6. Phil K. says:

    His posture got much better as he got older.

  7. spork says:

    I feel like I just spent 17 years with him. Weird.

  8. radioactivecheese says:

    epic. that’s awesome. I liked watching his hair. once he started balding he started trimming more often, keeping it shorter. very cool. same with the facial hair.

  9. tim says:

    I’m sad that projects like this end up being thrown on YouTube instead of being shown in art museums, which is where something of this magnitude ought to be seen.

  10. jproach says:

    tim: this is a preview, although it doesn’t look like he has any major plans for his final version,

    “17 years worth of taking 2 photos a day as my head rotates in sync with the Earth around the Sun. This is a non-dejittered, lo-res, highly compressed, preliminary version of a lifetime project. Later versions will have additional imagery throughout. More details are available on my website at:”

  11. sordid says:

    You MUST show this at an art gallery. This is epic.
    This is even eulogoy material. I hope you have an idea of just how rare this is.

  12. srilyk says:

    This is awesome. I also love how his hair does what mine does… grows long, hacks it off, repeat.


  13. billythegoat101 says:

    wow, this is pure dedication

    lol 10/31/99 hes completely covered in foam at 1:01 it looks really funny

  14. j says:

    I wonder why he choose to stop when he did?

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