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Monday, January 14, 2013

52 pictures of me

Last year I took a picture of me each week. I had loose rules that included shadows and one bit of me, such as hands or feet.  I managed to keep it up for each week.

So last week I was faced with deciding how to use 52 pictures of me for a 2 page spread.  I decided not to do them chronologically as there is no discernable change.  I had been thinking of a square grid but when I came down to the creation process that was just not exciting me.  So I was looking through my digi templates and came across two sets of hexagon grids by C Livesay (Design House Digital) and decided to give them a go.

selfie-1

I grouped my photos roughly by type so this page has all of the feet photos and the hand photos and all the shadows are on the second page

selfie-2

I’m happy with the hexagon grid and will use it again.

I think the photos give a nice snapshot of the year.  I’m not repeating the project this year, although I do have a photo of me for the first 2 weeks of the year – I think I’ve got the habit now of using the self timer on the camera regularly.

On Wednesday I’ll be posting my current weekly photo project – look up – look down.  I’m delighted that two blogfriends – Miriam and Alison are joining me on this project.  Happy to have others join in too. 

13 comments:

Sian said...

Wow, this is a project to be proud of! I think I have about 4 pictures of me from last year..which doesn't sound so good when you actually think about it

Peggy said...

So often we are the ones behind the camera and there is not a record that we were even present at an event. It's great that you took the time to take photos of yourself during the year. The template was a great way to organize them. peggy from PA

Elizabeth said...

Like the hexagon groupings. Nice way to display your self-photos.

Jimjams said...

Love this Helena - what a great way to fit in a lot of photos on a theme ... space to look closely as well as show a grouping. A great project for the year!

Alison said...

Love the hexagons, Helena...great idea!
Alison xx

humel said...

I'm impressed that you managed to keep that project going :) I'm not great at doing self-portraits - or at being in photos that others take! - though I am trying to get better, and I have improved since a couple of years ago. I really like this hexagon format :)

alexa said...

Your hexagon layouts are such a great idea for showcasing all the photos of yourself - what a lovely and self-nurturing idea ...

Miriam said...

Fabulous fabulous layout for the project Helena. I did lots of self portraits last year and have found that it is much easier to do it now. Are they 12 x 12 Lo's? Did you print them?

Maria Ontiveros said...

Doing a quick catch up on my blog reading, and you've hooked me on the "look up/look down" project, I think! The brown rice paper is beautiful, and congrats on keeping up on this self portrait project/
Rinda

Melissa said...

The hexagons worked great to showcase these photos. Great job keeping it up all year.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

The hexagons are perfect! I love that you took photos of yourself, Helena, and even more so that you documented them in a cool layout. I really do need to take more photos of myself! You and my daughter Carrie are an inspiration to the rest of us!

Amy said...

Love it Helena! I'm also joining in with the look up/look down photos - a great idea!

Kirsty.a said...

Wow. well done. This is great. Where's your Follower button??