Thursday, September 23, 2010

Routines and Obsessions

"It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions."
- Robert Bly

I have quite a few of my own.... though documenting myself aging, traveling, moving and living throughout the years has to be the biggest one. At this point, it's as routine as brushing my teeth.

April 28, 2009 - January 04, 2010 - An excerpt of 252 days straight out 1701 snapped chronologically between January 27, 2006 and today, September 23, 2010.

August 13, 2010, new apartment

© Amy Elkins from Everybody Knows This is Nowhere


Al Palmer said...

It's dizzying seeing so much time condensed into such a deadpan mosaic, there's something quite final about it all, almost seems like a retrospective or obituary.

Is it weird looking at your life - even just 1/60s - displayed like that?

Amy Elkins said...

It is indeed a little weird... and fascinating. I change the self portraits from time to time. They were all standing up full length from my 30th birthday until the day I moved out of that apartment. I think the strange thing will be to see them all in 20 years or more.