Bathroom mirror selfies

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It was probably a form of escapism from all the crap my family was living through. Or therapy. I think calling it therapy makes it sound healthier somehow, the sheer volume of photographs I took last year. I haven’t counted but I’ll bet I took more photos in 2018 than in any other year.

I had so many cameras going at one time that I was losing track of which camera I used for which roll of film. I started writing notes but I also sometimes made a selfie of myself in the bathroom mirror. That way I’d have a sure record of which camera I used for that roll!

As you can see, I decided to try a very short haircut somewhere during 2018. It was interesting, and I got a lot of compliments the first couple days after I came back from the barber. But it isn’t for me long term and I’m back to growing it out sort of like in the first photo.

Underexposed selfie
Bathroom selfie
Bathroom selfie
Bathroom portrait selfie
Bathroom selfie


21 responses to “Bathroom mirror selfies”

  1. Stuart Templeton Avatar

    lol – Brilliant! It’s a good idea actually if you’re using a lot of cameras, I often do it myself too.
    It’s also no bad thing to have this record of yourself, it lets us track who we are, and being BEHIND the lens all the time we don’t often have pictures of ourselves. I did a similar series on myself last year after I decided to grow out my beard and hair. It’s quite interesting to see how much changes.
    Great post!

    1. J P Avatar

      Maybe you should occasionally close the door for a little scenic variety? ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Jim Grey Avatar

        There’s a blank wall behind that door! Better with the door in I think.

    2. J P Avatar

      Sorry Stuart, it appears I may have inadvertently replied to your comment. Perhaps I need to do some cell phone selfies to be sure my eyes are open.

      1. Stuart Templeton Avatar

        :-D – Hey no problem, it gave me a laugh! (and I agree – open the door and try a few new backgrounds!)

    3. Jim Grey Avatar

      My wife is the us-selfie queen — there are plenty of pictures of me! Unfortunately they’re not good ones, as I seem unable to take a good selfie.

      1. Stuart Templeton Avatar

        I know that feeling :-(

  2. Andy Umbo Avatar
    Andy Umbo

    Ha, Jim, I Love this! We all have ’em, but this is a bunch! Well done finding them all…

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      That was the hardest part of creating this post!

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  4. DougD Avatar

    When I dump our digital cameras the first photo I take (or last I leave on) is always a picture of my business card. Especially with the GoPro you never know when someone will find it if it goes missing.
    Or perhaps the thief will at least know who they stole it from :)

    If you take enough of these photos you could make it into a “Jim over time” video.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I don’t know that I want this kind of record of me aging! I feel old enough already!

      1. Dan Cluley Avatar
        Dan Cluley

        Just put them in reverse order. :)

  5. Heide Avatar

    Love this series, Jim โ€” what a fun idea! And what a lovely, intimate way to chronicle your collection, too.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      When I think to do it, anyway!

  6. Val Clay Avatar

    I’m sure your wife would agree, you definitely look younger, more attractive with the shorter hair. Love the idea behind the post.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh fascinating — I’ve gotten feedback in person that I look older with the short hair!

  7. Marcus Peddle Avatar
    Marcus Peddle

    Almost all my rolls of film have a photo of me in the apartment elevator mirror. And my cat. Inevitably the cat. I might start using more black and whilte film, so I can claim my hair was blonde, not grey.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      You have the best documented apartment elevator in the world, then!

      I used to always photograph my dog, until she passed. I’ve got dozens and dozens of photos of her. Here’s one of my favorites.

  8. Sam Avatar

    We share a lot in common Jim! Awesome bathroom selfies!!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar


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