Taking a profile picture of yourself every day for a long period of time, some of them expanding to a whole decade, has become very popular in the past several years. Different people take different approach : some prefer to photograph themselves in the same place day after day, taking the exact same shot of their face without even changing the background significantly. Others choose to shoot themselves posing in front of a different background each time, change their location and include different features in each photos such as, for example, glimpses of their new home, members of their family, pets and plenty of others things. According to viewers, the way of photographing yourself in the course of years and including various traits of your personality by showing parts of your life is far more interesting.
The project of Nicolas Nixon, a famous professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art, is somewhat different : he first took a photo of his wife and her sisters in 1975 and they liked the photo so much that it was decided to turn into an annual family photo event. They have gathered for their annual photo for 36 years, being photographed at a different place each time. The photo series called ‘The Brown Sisters’ are featured in the book : ‘Nicolas Nixon : The Brown Sisters. Thirty-Six Years’.