Eight and a half years is a long time in anyone's life and it's an even longer time to keep up a project that sees you take a selfie EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. That's a lot of selfies, over 3000 in fact. And that takes dedication which is fortunately something Canadian Hugo Cornellier seemingly has plenty of.
The project is ongoing but Cornellier wanted to share what he had so far and the video shows the physical changes and his transition from boy to man, starting when he began the project at 12 years old to his current age of 20.
It's hypnotic watching the changes happening at lightning speed before your very eyes, but it didn't come without quite a bit of post-production, along with the documenting.
"Stabilizing all my selfies was by far the most time-consuming personal project I have ever undertaken." he writes on YouTube. "I've had to edit, align and re-touch every single photo ONE-by-ONE. It took me about a minute per photo once I got the hang of it (and there are well over 2000 photos)."
As I said, dedication. Cornellier says he's going to continue taking a photo everyday of his life and he sees no reason why he'll stop. "The project is NOT over. I will never stop taking the daily selfies, ever." he said on Reddit.
Next stop, the 10 year time-lapse.
You can find out more about the project in Cornellier's Q&A video below.