Each year at my birthday party I ask all the guests to pose for a series of portraits.
Then I take all those portraits and put them together, grouped by the similar faces. 
Every year we always do a “smiling” and “plain” then select two new ones.


2o17

Smiling - Plain - Just Ate Bad Food - Boss Mode


2o16

Smiling - Plain - Got a Secret - Cubs Just Won the World Series


2015

Smiling - Plain - Just ate Delicious Food - Just Woke Up


2o14

Smiling - Plain - Scroogey - Spirit Animal*

*In 2014 I chose to do a “Spirit Animal” pose, not understanding that similar to cultural-based costumes like sombreros, using that pose for entertainment is a form of appropriation from certain Native American cultures. Although my intent was fun, it is the impact of acts like these, not the intent, that can raise concerns. Although we can’t change the past, I am omitting that picture to recognize we can learn from our mistakes and work towards a more inclusive future.


2o13

Smiling - Plain - Disgusted- Surprise


2o12

Smiling - Plain - Embarrassed- Flirty


2o11

Smiling - Plain - Angry - Contemplative


2o10

Smiling - Plain - Scared- Jumping


2o09

Smiling - Plain - Wild - Wild


2o08

Smiling - Plain - Jumping - Jumping