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Updated: 2015-06-05 09:01

Man spends 16 years taking the same selfie

Jonathan Keller from Alaska, who has been taking pictures of himself every day for the past 16 years, has released an extraordinary time-lapse video consisting of 5,840 pictures of his face. The three-and-a-half minute video shows his transformation from a 22-year-old to his current 39-year-old self.

Keller's project, titled Living My Life Faster, began on October 1, 1998. Ever since, he's been taking a picture of himself every day, wearing the same emotionless expression. His goal is to show that the daily changes to his appearance are almost insignificant when viewed in chronological order. But the 'before' and 'after' pictures show that he has indeed aged visibly.

The project "focuses on the differences that one can see in the self from day to day," but is actually a "documentation of the changes his face underwent in the long-term."

Keller plans to continue taking selfies until the day he dies. "Only then will it be complete, and worth its true value," he said.

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