It’s my blogoversary! It was (roughly) one year ago that I began this photo-documentation project. I’ve joked that in year two I will simply repeat the outfits from year one. However, I only plan on repeating this outfit, “Limey,” on my anniversary date.
One year later, I think I’ve become both a more adventurous and careful dresser. I feel compelled to come up with something unique and interesting every day. When you know 500 people each day will be checking you out, you tend to take a bit more care choosing your clothing.
I’ve learned a few photography tricks as well. I’ve figured out the best lighting, camera settings, and backgrounds to bring out the details and colors of my clothing. I’m careful to not cut off my feet – not only are people interested in seeing shoes, feet make you look taller and slimmer. I’ve also experimented with flattering poses (like “the slink,” shown here) and facial expressions. I have to laugh at some of the early photos, where I look so very uncomfortable.
Finally, it’s been fun to look through my archives to see how I change. My tan fades, my weight fluctuates, and my hair color and length varies. Thankfully, the camera flash erases most of the new wrinkles and the resolution isn’t fine enough for you to pick out the gray hairs.
Limey – Year One and Two