Anonymous asks:
Just wondering why you take so many photos of yourself.

It started three years ago as a daily-self-portrait project, inspired by Woofer’s famous 365 series.  Besides helping me journal and learn to appreciate each day, the project has helped me grow as a photographer.  

My therapist suggested I use the project to help me with my body dysmorphia.  By posting flattering photos of myself, I gain a better appreciation of my own body, and the positive comments I receive have helped me overcome a lot of body anxiety in the past couple years.

It’s no substitute for therapy (I should really go back someday), but I know other folks with BDD have had similar success using serial self-portrait projects.