Jeff Harris' 13 Years of Self-Portaits


13 years ago, Jeff Harris made a New Year’s resolution – that is to take a picture of himself each day. And 13 years and 4,748 self-portraits later, has done an amazing and inspiring work. Let’s check it out.

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Jeff Harris started out from writing in a journal, a common new year’s resolution to many which he said ends up to dust after a month or two, he then switched to taking photos which takes less time to do and more creative in a sense. He started taking self-photos in 1999 armed with an Olympus Stylus 35mm film camera and currently has over 4,000 photos and counting.

Here’s a video produced by Time Magazine Lightbox where Jeff explains his project.

Time Magazine Lightbox recently featured his work. Jeff Harris’ story is truly amazing. A lot of his photos are powerful and moving. It got me in awe and deeply inspired me to document my everyday life in film. What about you, what do you think?

written by nyebe on 2012-01-17 #news #videos #self-portrait #features #news #photojournalism #jeff-harris #self-portaits


  1. dakadev_pui
    dakadev_pui ·


  2. ohmag
    ohmag ·

    touching and inspiring. wow.

  3. gilliangerrard
    gilliangerrard ·


  4. 134340
    134340 ·

    He is really great!!!

  5. noomink
    noomink ·

    Oh....You are great....Thanks for inspiring!

  6. hanibale
    hanibale ·

    Truelly amazing! hold on! and don't stop! :*

  7. jelencitta
    jelencitta ·

    great pictures!! I failed to complete a project 52 (a picture a week for a year) and I think you've made an amazing job. keep it up!!

  8. moodification
    moodification ·


  9. arigatomrrobato
    arigatomrrobato ·

    What an amazing guy!!

  10. wj11
    wj11 ·

    Very inspiring. Thank you.

  11. moses
    moses ·

    1 minute longer and I had to cry, beautiful.

  12. guismow
    guismow ·

    Wow!! Very inspiring!! My respects to the guy!!

  13. jprswim
    jprswim ·

    dang. tears down my face. amazing.

  14. a1con
    a1con ·

    Wow, truly inspiring

  15. kompactfaen
    kompactfaen ·


  16. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    wow... this guy just blew my mind...

  17. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    Good idea, but I would rather not be the one in front of the camera.

  18. myvitaminx
    myvitaminx ·

    awesome!i got the similar project for my 1st son…

  19. hanisfarah
    hanisfarah ·


  20. cutebun
    cutebun ·

    very cool!

  21. malexrosales
    malexrosales ·


  22. abzillatong
    abzillatong ·

    amazing. such an inspiration!

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