Well this has been a long time coming. Back in Bogota on around the 2nd of February 2017 I dyed my hair peroxide blonde in a kind of third-life crisis/stunted act of rebellion and started taking a selfie every day to chart both my bicycle trip through South America and the growth of the blinding white mop.
What started out as a fun side project became a minor obsession. I had a Google Drive folder for the selfies from each country and creating a new folder as I crossed each border felt like a small victory, a measure of how far I’d come.
Taking the selfie became an essential part of my routine and I was always on the lookout for weird, unusual or interesting backgrounds. Initially the photos more reflected my mood at the time but by the end I was pulling the most ridiculous faces I could think of.
Or perhaps I was just losing my mind.
Either way it kept me entertained and was always a source of amusement when I showed the people I met the ridiculous changes I’d gone through over the course of the trip.
Here are the stories behind a few of the pictures: