Since my 21st birthday, I've been taking self-portraits. The first one was taken because it was a landmark birthday. There were no future plans, I just wanted to remember who I was when I turned 21 and I had been aching to take a portrait of someone on the stairs of my apartment.
Then, people liked the photo; more importantly, I liked the photo.
Portraits, in general, give us the chance to study the person presented. They give us the chance to be voyeuristic and take in all the subtleties we care to. If you turn the camera on yourself, it allows you to do the same thing to yourself. This is a project for me. I want to measure my time and see who I was at each of these points; to see where I was both physically and emotionally.
One photograph every birthday.