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An old Colossal Pictures friend, Dan Hanna, has been pursuing an unusual project:

Every day I position myself in the center of this ring and take two simultaneous photos (180 degrees apart). The ring is marked off for the 365 days of the year and a pair of crosshairs (mounted on a sliding wooden fixture) are incremented along the circumference of the ring to line up with these markings. I use the crosshairs to position my head as nearly as possible in the center of the ring. So far, I’ve accumulated approximately 17 years worth of photos (the project was started in ’91).

See all 17 years worth of The Photo Aging Project here.  (Thanks, PR, for lead.)

As we check our hair and make-up, we might tilt at a birthday windmill in honor of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, the author of Don Quixote; he was born on this date in 1547…  and we might marvel that what is arguably the first novel (in the Western canon, anyway) may also be the best.


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September 29, 2008 at 1:01 am

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