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365 Days – a project to take a self portrait every day for a year. The rules are simple. I must be visible in the picture, and I must take the picture. This is my first complete 365 days project. All I had to help me get into the pictures was a 10 second timer. It’s surprising how fast you can get at getting into position!

Apart… …for now.A collaborative picture with Ginger.

200 days deserves a bit of a song and a dance. It is a shame that because of poor counting this was actually day 202. Oh well, my actual Day 200 picture was probably more appropriate.

Fresh (365: 175) And that’s all I have to say about that. [2 pictures]

Black and white picture of Gary Allman sitting in a car in Osbourne Road Southsea.

This is what it looks like when the financial rug is unexpectedly pulled out from under you. [5 pictures]

Many years ago I visited this spot at a time when I needed to make an important decision. I also needed a place and memory to act as a calm reference point to carry with me and help in the years to come.

Chasing out for the electrics, I took a quick break for today’s picture. Not quite as good as the similar shot on Day 90, but what a difference a month makes, two pics in a row and I’m smiling! Just don’t expect it every damn day 😉

Re-edited, so no longer straight out of camera. However, I think this is a much better picture.

Modesty. My ‘artistic’ notion was to challenge the idea of modesty. Can a naked person be modest? [4 pictures]

I had to wade into the sea, to get one shot, so I thought I might as well take my 365 days self-portrait at the same time, I think the people on the beach thought me a little odd, especially as I was using the flash for a couple of trial shots. Funny how I …

On the beach (365: 99) Read More »

Firelight (365: 98) It was 27°C (81°F) in the shade here today, so what better way to celebrate in the cooler evening than sitting by the fire with a glass of wine. [4 pictures]

Today Thursdays and the 365 days project conspired to really get me down.

365 days can do this to you…

My planned 365 days picture was okay, but too mundane, so I took this. My planned shot.

Work on renovating the hall has begun. Today we took down the ceilings on the middle and ground landings and my work room. we also took out the wall between the landing and my work room. There was no way I was letting my camera into the the dust and dirt, so I took this …

Break (365: 90) Read More »

Day 88 of my 2007 365 days project.

Annual Returns, Accounts, and Invoicing. [2 pictures]

Oh the benefits of a sheltered, south facing, garden when there is a cold wind blowing from the north.

Self Portrait of Gary Allman - March 2007

I recently wrote that I had yet to capture the ‘essence’ of myself. This, I think might be it

Safety in Numbers (365:55) [3 pictures]

I’ve run out of time. I couldn’t choose a picture so I’ll go with the first. That’s a big problem with self portraits. You end up taking a lot –

I felt a bit rough when I got up this morning, and heaven knows why, but for some masochistic reason, I pointed a camera at myself

I thought one of the ideas behind the 365 days project was to help people get to know themselves.

This poses a problem when you find you don’t like the person you’ve got to know.

Waking Up. In the summer I sleep in the garden. In October I vowed to spend one night a month sleeping out and last night was February’s turn.

It’s around ten PM and I’ve been working on and off since seven thirty AM. I took this shot at my desk at home.

My less serious alter ego strikes a blow for more fun in my pictures. I’ve been looking forward to trying out a clone shot ever since I first saw them on Flickr.

14 January and warm enough to sit in the garden – this has to be recorded

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