A Portrait Every Year (or every day)

This is tear-bringing. Smile-inducing. Sweet.

The Brown sisters have a photo portrait of them taken every year for forty years. A splendid, heart warming, light collection. On the New York Times: Go see it.

Forty Portraits in Forty Years Photographs by NICHOLAS NIXON. The New York Times, 3 Oct. 2014.


2014, Wellfleet, Mass. The latest portrait in this series. The New York Times, 3 Oct. 2014. Photo by Nicholas Nixon.

Not exactly a new idea, but still, very powerful. The same concept, but accelerated to one second a day, comes from Cesar Kuriyama. Imagine being able to grab one second from every day and at year’s end join all the pieces and create a 365-second movie of your life –bright and sad moments included?? Would you do it?

Here is his app; and here is Cesar’s TED Talk:


About Antonio Vantaggiato

Professor, web2.0 enthusiast, and didactic chef.
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