Saturday, December 17, 2011

a year of reflections

I'm sure I've mentioned here a few times that I was doing a little project where I snapped a photo of my reflection in the mirror of every bar and restaurant I visited this past year. I started on my birthday in 2010 and just recently ended the project right where I began... Well, not exactly where I began--I was in a different restaurant--but on my birthday one year later.

I posted all these photos in a set on flickr, but you can also check them out in this short little video I made (its set to music if you want to turn your sound on).


All in all it was a simple and silly project, but I really enjoyed it. My hubs even got into it, helping to remind me to snap my shots when we were out. I'll probably do it again this year--the iPhone makes it so easy!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

26 comments:

Leanne said...

How fun! What a great idea, good on you for doing it all year!

Joan said...

How cool is this!!!
Nice!

Rambling Woods said...

I enjoyed the video...what a clever idea and you stuck with it!!!

Pat said...

What a great photo project!

Marias Teater said...

Wonderful project - many of your photos are so well processed, too. I like them very much. And as we are fresh NYC-fans, I follow your blog!

Jamie said...

One of my favorite projects ever - so fun

Dorian Susan said...

Hey Christy. How fun is this!? I love seeing the little video of all you've collected. Amazing how different they all are. Great project-hope you continue, and a belated happy birthday.

I'm Veronica said...

Love the look and feel of your bloggie. Happy to be one of your fans for sure!

Jess said...

What I love most about this is that *every single one* of those pics has the "urban muser" touch to it. They all feel like your photos. Congrats on finishing this project! Can't wait to see what you tackle next.

esra said...

Congrats on finishing your project. and what a wonderful project it is. Love the pictures, love the video!! Looking forward to the next one! and a happy belated bday!!

Krystal said...

aw, that is super fun lady! was it fun to go back through them all and see what you were wearing and stuff!

{OLIVIA} said...

I was following this project of yours, it's such a great idea! are you going to do it again in 2012? I might join in! by the way, I really love your layout!

Suki said...

This turned out so well. Love all your restaurant selfies. they are outstanding.
I am so glad you could finish this project :) and you are a trooper for keeping it up. So proud of you!
xxx

Suki said...

and p.s. I really have to get an iphone next year to do fun stuff like this :)

Clare B said...

I love this idea so much. I tried to start doing it around the time of my birthday but kept forgetting and then, well, it collapsed in a heap. Should start again. Your animoto compliation looks great.

Hey Harriet said...

I LOVE this little video of your selfies! It's so beautifully put together! Bravo you! You've inspired me to do something like this. I'm not sure what as I'm not really into taking pics of myself but I'll have to think of something as I always have my iphone with me too! Thank you so much for sharing your project and I'm looking forward to seeing your next one!

PS - Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog re Shadow Shot Sunday. I always enjoyed your contributions!!!

R Montalban said...

Hope you had a great birthday :-)

justine said...

What a great idea it was too and I loved seeing your posts. Love your new blog header and layout

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

how fun is this!

thanks so much for sharing:)

wishing you a great week ahead!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

loving your blog!

SpilledInkGuy said...

Love this series, U.M.
(I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you do decide to carry it over into 2012)!

Christina said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! i am so happy you did this.
and i love the look here.
sending you a fb email. ; )
xoxo

Liz said...

Wonderful and creative idea! So imaginative!

Carla said...

Fun project... this is a wonderful journey and reflection(woops) of your life for the year, great that your Hubs got so into it!
I loved the video
Merry Christmas and see you in blogville in 2012..
Carla x

Anika said...

I love this project!

Oliag said...

First I want to say Happy belated Birthday!!..it's just two days before mine...well many years afterward plus two days:)

A fun project! and a wonderful new header!