Category Archives: Self-Portrait Project

March

Now would be a good time to check in on the Selfie Project. I’ve attempted and failed at this project 3 times now. The farthest I’ve ever made it is 116 days. I feel like this just might be the year.

Here are some of my favorites from March:


Selfie Project - March 1
March 1

Selfie Project - March 4
March 4

Selfie Project - March 5
March 5

Selfie Project - March 7
March 7

Selfie Project - March 8
March 8

Selfie Project - March 9
March 9

Selfie Project - March 11
March 11

Selfie Project - March 12
March 12

Selfie Project - March 13
March 13

Selfie Project - March 15
March 15

Selfie Project - March 21
March 21

Selfie Project - March 22
March 22

Selfie Project - March 24
March 24

Selfie Project - March 27
March 27

Selfie Project - March 28
March 28

I do post these daily on Instagram. You can follow me here: @christopherdbennett

Selfie Project – February

This is a good time to check back in with the SELFIE PROJECT. These are some of my favorite images from February:


Selfie Project - February 2
February 2

Selfie Project - February 5
February 5

Selfie Project - February 6
February 6

Selfie Project - February 7
February 7
Selfie Project - February 11
February 11

Selfie Project - February 13
February 13

Selfie Project - February 17
February 17

Selfie Project - February 18
February 18

Selfie Project - February 19
February 19

Selfie Project - February 21
February 21

Selfie Project - February 24
February 24

Selfie Project - February 25
February 25

Selfie Project - February 26
February 26

Selfie Project - February 27
February 27

Selfie Project - February 28
February 28

So far I’m 74 days in and this beard is looking good!

Don’t forget that you can follow the daily SELFIE PROJECT postings by following me on Instagram. @christopherdbennett

Selfie Project of 2017

So I tried and failed at a Selfie Project in 2016. I’m trying again in 2017. Last year I took the pictures with Blue Boy. Who you may remember is my Canon point & shoot.

This year I’m going to take the pictures with the front facing camera on my Google Pixel. I feel this will enhance the chance of this project working because I always have my phone on my person. That way I don’t have to constantly remember another camera. Therefore I’m taking these pictures with the worst camera I own. Unless you count my pinhole camera and if you were thinking, “Yeah, but what about your pinhole camera?” I say to you, “I’m impressed that you remember that I own a pinhole camera! Well done!”

That being said, the Google Pixel camera is easily the best phone camera I’ve ever owned. Partially because it is made my Sony (shout out to Sony!) and partially because of a myriad of features that are included with the camera. I will one day soon publish a review of the camera, and you’ll know what I mean.

Another thing I should point out is that the rear facing camera on a phone is always way better than the front facing camera. But I’m using the front facing camera for ease of use. Even though it tops out about 4 megapixels. But I don’t have time to teach you about the megapixel lie. That is a subject for another time.

And this time, is the time to share the first ten pictures from the Selfie Project (circa 2017):


Selfie Project - December 31, 2016
Day 0

Selfie Project - January 1
Day 1

Selfie Project - January 2
Day 2

Selfie Project - January 3
Day 3

Selfie Project - January 4
Day 4

Selfie Project - January 5
Day 5

Selfie Project - January 6
Day 6

Selfie Project - January 7
Day 7

Selfie Project - January 8
Day 8

Selfie Project - January 9
Day 9

Part of the purpose of this project is to document my magnificent beard growth. I recently joined the Dollar Beard Club, like beard connoisseur Andrew Bardole. I’ve been enjoying their wonderful beard shampoo, beard oil, and beard cream. It makes me smell like a lumberjack that just got out of a hot spring bath in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. So… pretty amazing.

Although I’ll probably check in on this project from time to time on the blog known as An Artist’s Notebook (that is this blog silly), I don’t know that it will be a regular occurrence. However, these photos will be published on Instagram on the daily. Not only can you check out the progress of the scruff, you can check out Selfie Project Superfan Elizabeth’s daily critique of my smile. So everybody wins!

If you’ve forgotten, my Instagram handle is @christopherdbennett

Be warned, if you hang with me now and again, you might get thrown into the Selfie Project Mix. I’m hoping to even get my picture taken with noted Selfie queens like Alisa and Alexis and Elainie. Fingers crossed and you’ve been warned!

The Failed Selfie Project of 2016

Back at the beginning of 2016, I had this dream of taking a selfie every day to document that growth of one awesome beard. Well. I made it a few days into April.

As I’m going to rekindle this project for 2017, thought I’d look back at my favorite photos from that failed project.


December 31, 2015

January 1, 2016

January 2, 2016

January 6, 2016

January 9, 2016

January 10, 2016

January 12, 2016

January 16, 2016

January 17, 2016

January 21, 2016

January 24, 2016

January 29, 2016

January 30, 2016

February 1, 2016

February 3, 2016

February 8, 2016

February 9, 2010

February 10, 2016









































Hopefully I can make it later than April in 2017 before I shave the beard. But I am at the mercy of whether or not I have a birthday party in 2017 and what I do for the invitation. I guess it is a waiting game.

Self-Portrait Project de 2016

I’m starting a self-portrait project where I take a self-portrait every day for 2016 with New Toy*. At the end of 2016 I will compile these into a video and you can witness how time ravages this beautiful visage.

These photos are not meant to be particularly ambitious. Just me, in my ordinary backgrounds of my life.

It is possible that if you attend a party, wedding, mission trip, or sporting event with me, you could get drug into this project as well.

I should note that due to my history with point & shoot cameras, I will be surprised if I finish this project and don’t break New Toy before 2016.

Here are the first few images:










I won’t be posting these pictures on a regular basis, but if you feel so inclined, you can follow along as I post them to their gallery. Click link below:

2016 Self-Portrait Project

*Not really new at this point.

Self-Portrait Project Week 18

Sometimes in this project I think I got the shot that I wanted, only to find out later that I didn’t. Monday’s picture would be an excellent example. I did get a picture of Naima looking at the camera, only to discover that it was out of focus when I uploaded it much later.



07/09/2012 – 9:12 PM


07/10/2012 – 10:05 PM


07/11/2012 – 7:22 AM


07/12/2012 – 7:41 PM


07/13/2012 – 6:02 PM


07/14/2012 – 3:45 PM


07/15/2012 – 2:33 PM

I wonder what amazing places I’ll go this week… besides Minnesota.


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Self-Portrait Project Week 17

I truthfully can say that none of these pictures were faked this week!



07/02/2012 – 8:19 PM (Happy Birthday Jen!)


07/03/2012 – 11:53 PM


07/04/2012 – 10:14 PM


07/05/2012 – 7:20 PM


07/06/2012 – 2:16 PM


07/07/2012 – 4:45 PM


07/08/2012 – 2:48 PM (Happy Birthday Jay!)

I am truly wondering if I will go any place fascinating this week!

Self Portrait Project Week 16

None of these have been faked either!



06/25/2012 – 2:09 PM


06/26/2012 – 5:58 PM


06/27/2012 – 10:21 PM


06/28/2012 – 7:28 AM


06/29/2012 – 7:33 PM


06/30/2012 – 2:08 PM


07/01/2012 – 12:37 PM

I wonder if I’ll go any place interesting this week?!?


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