Here are a few of my favorites from the ongoing Selfie Project from the month of May:
Hoping June is just as good as May was!
Here are some of my favorite images from the Selfie Project for the month of April:
Of course, remember that I publish these on the daily on Instagram and you can follow me over here: @christopherdbennett
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:
I do post these daily on Instagram. You can follow me here: @christopherdbennett
This is a good time to check back in with the SELFIE PROJECT. These are some of my favorite images from February:
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
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):
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!
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.
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.
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:
*Not really new at this point.
This project has been temporarily suspended as the el cheapo point & shoot I’ve been using for this project went kaput on my recent Mission Trip.
Not sure when it will be resurrected. Kind of depends on whether or not I want to buy another el cheapo point & shoot or not.
Will keep you posted.
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.
I wonder what amazing places I’ll go this week… besides Minnesota.