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Noah Takes a Photo of Himself Every Day for 6 Years (as it is called on YouTube), or Everyday (as it is called on the title card), is a viral video made by Noah Kalina, a photographer from New York. It features thousands of pictures of Kalina from a period of six years, all played fast, and in time order.
Kalina started to take a photo of himself every day on January 11, 2000, when he was 19 years old. The video Everyday shows the photos in time order, six per second, with original music played on piano by his ex-girlfriend Carly Comando also playing. In the whole video, Kalina's face in the center of the frame, and does not show any emotion. Kalina uploaded the video to Vimeo on August 8, 2006, and on YouTube on August 27, 2006. Everyday was featured on an episode of VH1's Web Junk 20, and on commercials for Time Warner Cable's Roadrunner service. In a New York Times article, it was said William A. Ewing, director of the Musée de l'Élysée, said "Noah’s video represents a phenomenal amplification not just in what he produced and how he did it, but how many people the piece touched in such a short period of time. There is nothing comparable in the history of photography." As of June 16, 2016[update], Everyday has more than 26.4 million views on YouTube.
Kalina originally intended Everyday to be a photo project, but was encouraged to make a film after seeing a video by Ahree Lee, which featured time lapse portraits of the artist. He put his photographs into a video and released it on YouTube.
In December 2006, because Everyday was so popular, VH1 asked Kalina to take photographs of himself in the same pose used in Everyday, but with some celebrities, including Paris Hilton, Lance Bass, David Hasselhoff, Jenna Jameson, will.i.am, Flavor Flav, lonelygirl15 and "Weird Al" Yankovic. The photographs were taken backstage at the VH1 Big in '06 Awards. In the ceremony, which was shown on television, several of the pictures were shown before and after commercial breaks. Kalina also posted the photographs on Flickr.
On July 16, 2012, Kalina announced an extended version of his Everyday video on his website. The extended video, which came out on YouTube on September 4, 2012m shows 12 years and 5 months of his self-portraits with a run time of 7:41 (10 frames per second, or 1 month every 3 seconds).
On January 14, 2020, Kalina released "Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 20 years" on YouTube. This video shows 20 years of his self-portraits with a run time of 8:17 (15 frames per second, or 1 month every 2 seconds).
Kalina, who was born on July 4, 1980, lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Centerport, New York, and went to Harborfields High School. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts.
In popular cultureEdit
The Simpsons episode "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" includes a version of Kalina's video, in which 39 years of Homer Simpson's life flash before him with the same music playing in the background.
Family Guy has also done a parody of the video, in which Peter takes a picture of himself every day in the same fashion as Noah, except it is set to the song "Hey There Delilah" by the Plain White T's.
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That video, called "everyday," was scored to original music by his ex-girlfriend Carly Comando
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