Noah Kalina

Noah Kalina
Caricature of Noah Kalina, the guy who took a picture of himself everyday for six years. Well, almost everyday. Close enough. It looks like he’s missed a total of about 35 days in the last seven and a half years, actually. Though I’m a little confused about some of his absences. Like on September 8th, 2001, in place of his photo for that day, there’s a message stating, "Crossed International Dateline," but the photo on September 7th and the photo on September 9th are in the same location. Did he fly to Japan and then get right back on the plane and return to New York? Also, the photos for August 20th, 2003 and August 27th, 2003 appear to have been taken on the same day, because his hair is exactly the same in both. Plus, in the second of these two photos, I think he has the biggest smile of the entire series. Maybe the joke’s on us?
Noah gained net-celebrity status with his YouTube video of 6 years worth of self portraits edited together. It generated copy-cats, spoofs, praise, and criticism. A simple and clever idea, though perhaps a sign of the rampant narcissism that seems to be flourishing on the net, this has been his gimmick — his schtick — and it’s garnered a lot of attention. He appears to be using this attention to promote his professional photography, which he happens to be pretty talented at.

4 Responses to “Noah Kalina”

  1. 1 Jamie

    I love the way you did his eyes! This is a great caricature.

  2. 2 Lee-Roy

    Thanks, Jamie. :)

  3. 3 Noah

    Ha. I like this caricature of me, even though I feel like you made me look really haggard.
    Regarding the international dateline, I was on a ship that was sailing from Vancouver to Japan, so I lost a day.

  4. 4 Lee-Roy

    Noah — Sorry I made you look a bit haggard, but it is a caricature after all and I was only caricaturing what was already there! My advice would be to get some sleep. ;) Seriously, though, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Much appreciated. And thanks for clearing up the confusion regarding the dateline. As I stated in my comment reply on Flickr, keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing how your project develops over the days… and years!

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