A POSE A DAY HELPS YOU WORK REST AND PLAY.
Between 17th July 2006 and 29th May 2009 I created A Fresh Snapshot Of Myself Every Single Day.
The Choices and Decisions that went into constructing each Daily Self Portrait tended to be Improvised, Intuitive, Spur of the Moment and Unrehearsed.
A CULTURE'S POWER STRUCTURE DEPENDS LARGELY ON HOW WE LOOK AND HOW WE ARE LOOKED AT.
In this project I made a commitment to abide by a series of (arbitrary) boundaries and rules, eg: each portrait must be taken between midnight of each day, they can never be shot days in advance nor in retrospect, and the default pose is as for ID cards, forward facing, minimal expression etc etc
CITIZEN HIGGS CLOCKS IN, DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY.
I hope you enjoy my DAILY SELF PORTRAITS as much as I regularly do.
ELSEWHERE BY RUSSELL HIGGS: http://conformandobey.co.uk/
me, whatever camera I can afford right now, a clock, a wall, light and shadow, assorted objects and ideas, a computer, a modem etc
my DAILY SELF PORTRAITS are licensed under
a CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5.
AND IF YOU'RE GOING TO USE MY PICTURES PLEASE HAVE THE COURTESY OF CREDITING MY NAME SOMEWHERE AND LINKING BACK TO THIS SITE. I say this because back in November 2006 I discovered somebody had grabbed my entire collection and turned it into a video, but without initially mentioning my name anywhere, despite it being composed entirely of shot after shot after shot of my face and my ideas.
and please contact me just to let me know that you're using my work. Thanks