Day 1. There are always more stories to tell (more photos to take)

Daily selfportraits, giving it a go again. I feel introverted and I need to come out some more. Basically, I miss how 365 allowed me to explore myself, experiment and to be more open. I also hope to challenge myself by trying different things.


This is day 1... of 1 - at the moment ;)


I don't want to commit to something huge as 365 days just now. So I'm just trying it for now. And 52 weeks, for a procrastinator such as myself, is not a good idea either (I usually end up being more lazy as opposed to more into planning, conceptual etc.)


I'll see how far this goes.


I bought this photoalbum a while ago. It's got my film shots in there of Paris, Portugal, New York, San Francisco. I feel so lucky to have traveled so much already in my life, I can only hope for more.


ETA: Oh man, an hour after taking this photo I am really feeling shitty, physically. The hay fever is a real bitch, affecting my asthma this time so I'm in bed with mint tea and some tv. Way to start my selfportraiting series LOL.



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  • Jasmine Fitzwilliam 7y

    The soft and sweet colours of your world totally delight me.
    I cannot say how much i agree with you – travel is such an enriching, wonderful thing. I wish it upon everyone. I hope there is more in your near future. And mine!
  • Lori Hale Williams 7y

    hi again!
  • Malcolm 7y

    really nice self-portrait - like the movement

    good luck with the self-portraits (I can only do an occasional one at the moment)

    sorry to hear about the hayfever
  • Emi 7y

    i love your soft tone!!
  • Jen 7y

    Oh, boooo on hay fever! I have a bout of it every single morning. Not sure why.

    I love the idea of all the 365/52 projects out there, but I'm terrible at keeping up with things. I like the way you've started here and can't wait to see more, in whatever form the project takes :)
  • chemical gdns. 7y

    soft beauty
  • Liz 7y

    Beautiful shot - love the colour tones.
  • Annie 7y

    I always love your tones...Good luck with your project can't wait to see what you come up with..
  • Shawn 7y

    You've got the most gorgeous hair. Love the soft tones and coziness of this.
  • worak 7y

    yay! you're back! :-)
  • Sandman5 7y

    Good luck with your new 365 Day series! It will be fun to see your daily sps again... Always admired your creativity and ideas...
  • Vicky 7y

    I always really enjoyed your self portraits, so long may this last! :) And actually I feel exactly the same at the moment - missing the opportunity for reflection and personal growth that 365 offered, as well as connecting with many wonderful people also doing the project. I may return to it some time later in the summer, if the baby's arrival doesn't take up all my mind and my time.

    In the meantime, this is a LOVELY shot - fresh and gentle. Your PJ's are cool... :)
  • Adriano Branco Neves 7y

    how cool is that!
    well done!
  • Karin Elizabeth 7y

    It's definitely a goal of mine to make sure I always make time (and save money) for travel. I think my life is so much fuller because of it, and the happiest times of my life include times when I have been traveling. I hope you get to travel more as well :)

    Hello :D

    After finishing 365, I really had enough (back in November), but now I feel I need to do this again so I'll try for as long as I can, if I get sick of it again it's my cue to stop. It's not about the daily challenge for me at the moment, it's more about a daily visual journal that I truly miss having. Posting photos of muffins isn't a bad thing but it doesn't make me feel expressive. I do enjoy your self portraits Malcolm, they are honest and personal, so even though you don't take them as often anymore, I am glad you still take them.

    I wish this was hayfever now haha. "Noooooo hayfever! Come back and replace this flu! Come baaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!"
    Yeah, I think starting this again with a more open mind (not setting myself up for another 365 days but just seeing how much I need) has been a good way to start, I think I will enjoy this bout of daily self portraits more than when I actually did take 365 portraits.

    Thanks! I will try to be a bit more careful to take the time to express myself (no last minute selfies at 11:55 pm), but I am also trying to be less of a perfectionist about it... if that makes sense!

    Aw, thank you :)

    Thanks Andy, it's good to be back, for however long it will be.

    I hope I can keep it up for at least a while, because getting back in touch with oneself isn't done quickly and easily. You've named another reason why I missed 365: there was more of a connection between people, whether they were all doing it or not. This time though, I hope to connect more with myself.

    Thanks everyone for stopping by!
  • Gabrielle de Kok 7y

    gauw beter worden he!!
    en heel veel plezier vanavond :D

    BTW: I love this picture!
  • Faith Spinks 7y

    Brave move starting over. Looking forward to seeing more of you again.
  • Melissa 7y

    yay so happy to see you are doing some self portraits again :) love the soft tones and movement here
  • Boris 7y

    so simple, yet the motion and the flat toning work flawlessly together to create a true work of art. wonderful!
  • Wolf G. 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Sophisticated Barefooters, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Rick 5y

    Having not read any of the comments, looks like you are flipping through a photo album. Nice shot!!
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