Teen’s selfie timelapse video

Teen takes selfie every day

From boyhood to adulthood – a teenager has created a video that shows him age seven years in under two minutes.

Hugo Cornellier, 19, took pictures of his own face every day from the age of 12 until the present day.

The teenager used the pictures to create an awe-inspiring timelapse video which shows him growing from a fresh-faced 12-year-old to a bearded adult in the blink of an eye.

Since 2007 Mr Cornellier, of Montreal, Canada, has taken 2,450 pictures of himself – even taking pictures on holiday and while visiting family.

Mr Cornellier said: “The video is very emotional for me to watch – it makes me think about all the years that have passed.

“As I watch it, memories pop into my mind of events which happened around the time the pictures were taken.

“I still get flutters in my stomach when I watch the video because it’s incredible watching myself fly through time like that.

“The project really did become more than just a collection of pictures – it’s truly something bigger.”

Mr Cornellier posted the video on his YouTube channel, where it has attracted more than two million views.

The video also contains brief appearances from Mr Cornieller’s family, friends and girlfriends who sometimes pose in pictures with him.

The selfie-obsessed factory worker said he has been taking selfies before they became fashionable.

He said: “I can almost say I started the trend. Nobody had even heard of a selfie in 2007, yet I was taking one every day.”

The committed teen said he only missed 50 days over the seven years it took to film the video.

He said: “It really only takes 30 seconds to take a picture, and I had a hanging calendar to remind me each day.”

Mr Cornellier said he started the project so he can show his future family what he looked like growing up.

He said: “I wanted to show my kids and grandkids what I looked like growing up, so they will have an idea of what I looked like at literally any day.

“If they asked me what I looked like on Halloween when you were 14, and I can show them the picture taken on that day.

“It’s incredible to watch myself, to look back on my life so far.”

More pictures and video are available on request. To discuss rates for using pictures and copy, contact news editor Tom Knight on 07815 004413 or tom@medavia.co.uk.

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