The Battle of the Self-Obsessed Vloggers

Sep 9th, 2006 | By | Category: General, Vlogs

A new genre of vlogs appears to be emerging – the time-lapse video self-portrait. Part art and part self-obsession, the videos combine images, typically taken daily over a long period of time, to create a video portrait.

One of the most interesting examples is by Noah Kalina, a New York photographer. Kalina has published a video called Noah takes a photo of himself everyday for 6 years that provides a unique self-portrait.

But Kalina is not the only person obsessively chronicalling himself. Similar projects include a woman creating video from daily self-portraits, full-body video portraits and even a time-lapse animation of a woman’s body as it changes during pregnancy.

Kalina took 2356 photos of himself, a photo each day for six years, and then combined them to create a time lapse self-portrait.

You can see a slight aging in Noah’s features over the 5 minute length of the video; it’s even more apparent if you return to the beginning again.

ahreelee has posted a similar project, Girl takes pic of herself every day for three years:

Here are twins Tobias and Sven’s time-lapse self-portraits:



guy takes pics of him self every day during a year shows off henriqueduff2’s excellent collection of boxer shorts, and demonstrates how you can get killer abs in a year or less:

Pregnancy in 15 seconds offers a time-lapse look at the changing body of a pregnant woman:

The genre even has its own parodies, like this one from Case Head:


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