Jeff Harris photography project

Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris started out from writing in a journal, a common new year’s resolution to many which he said ends up to dust after a month or two, he then switched to taking photos which takes less time to do and more creative in a sense. He started taking self-photos in 1999 armed with an Olympic Stylus 35mm film camera and currently has over 4,000 photos and counting.

Jeff has been through a lot since he started the project. His focus on the present moment, however,  is unrelenting.

Here’s a video produced by Time Magazine Lightbox where Jeff explains his project.


Jeff Harris: 4,748 Self-Portraits and Counting from We Know Music on Vimeo.

The Sky is not the Limit

Living In YOUR Present

The magic of the present, of the now, is in reality all that ever really exists.  Most of us live in the past or the future.  The past was once the present, but now our ability to affect what happened to us in the past does not exist.  Likewise the future will also eventually become our present, but our ability to affect it, or deal with it will only be when it is in our now, in our present.

If you remain attached to the negative past this is the seed of depression.  All forms of depression, other than those related to a chemical imbalance in our endocrine system, termed ‘clinical depression’, are related to unresolved past events.  If you project forwards into a negative future that may or may not happen, this is the seeds of anxiety.  The present is the thing that passes us by while we are worrying about what may happen next.  Much of our work at Live in the Present (LITP) concerns enabling people to let go of the past, stop worrying about a possible future and discover their present self, through our educational programmes, coaching and therapy.

Enjoy your journey rather than worrying about your destination.

Be here now.

Myself, Ed and Rie have so many exciting plans and new ventures for 2012 including our new book Live in the Present.

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With love,
Sean x

Live in the Present NOW

The Trouble with Self Development

The Secret has a lot to answer for.

Firstly, it’s sold well over 21 million copies so it’s far from a secret now. Secondly, it doesn’t work.

The Secret gives the impression that if you think about something for long enough and will it hard enough then it will magically appear in front of you.

Well, we’re sorry to tell you this, but the universe doesn’t work like that. Without effort you get nothing in life.

At Live in the Present we’ve got big things planned for 2012. Top of our list is a book of our own. We’re hard at work creating what we hope will be the best, most beautiful self development book you’ve ever seen.

You can sign up for updates via the link below and we’ll let you know as soon it’s ready. In the meantime we’ll be using this site to showcase some of the best work that’s going on in the world right now. All of them are living in their present and loving every nanosecond of it. There’s no reason why you can’t be the same.

Here’s to 2012. Happy new you.

Find Your Present

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Frank Chimero

This Do Lectures talk by graphic designer, teacher and writer Frank Chimero is wonderfully titled: Do Things the Long, Hard, Stupid Way.

Warning: This talk contains optimism. And it’s contagious. Frank Chimero’s inspirational talk on the long, hard, stupid way. And why we all should pursue it.

Roadside Attractions

Here’s a great lesson courtesy of our friends in Norway in appreciating the journey as much as the destination.

In 2005, Norway began building “national tourist routes” along its particularly scenic areas, laying down quality standards for the roads to retain this status, and constructing more than 100 rest areas. But these aren’t your typical grungy, institutionalized pullouts: Norway commissioned architects to design structures, ramps, porches, overhangs, and other very cool and often subtle enhancements to the landscape. It’s your Kodak moment delivered with thought, consideration, and whimsy.

See more images at Adventure Journal.

Jim Rohn, Change my Thinking

Change My Thinking

This is a bit of a classic. Jim Rohn, Change my Thinking.

Success is something you attract by the person that you become.

Guaranteed to lighten your mood and get your brain in gear…

Just Keep Going

We spend a lot of time surrounded by strangers. Have you ever wondered what stories they might hold? What their ambitions are or where they are headed?

One man, Luke Rudkowski, wondered just that and made this fantastically powerful short film.

For more information visit http://

Visual Life

In this Intel Visual Life short documentary, Michael Wolff, co-founder of Wolff Olins Agency and considered one of the preeminent visionaries and perhaps the father of 20th century brand expression and identity, talks about his approach to looking at the world, including the muscles of curiosity, appreciation, and imagination.

What’s incredible about Michael Wolff is his amazing appreciation of everything around him. We can all learn from him. Wonderful.

Great Wooden Boats

There’s a sure fire way to start living in your present: love the work that you do.

Filmmaker, Philip Bloom:

Whilst on holiday near the Great Lakes in June I was able to borrow Eric Kessler’s RED Epic for a few days. I messed around with the slow motion 300 FPS first thing but I really wanted to shoot a little piece with it so we found the Great Lakes Boat Building Company online. Phoned them up and asked if we could spend two hours with them making a little film…Mike, the owner said of course!


Great Wooden Boats: RED EPIC from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.


On August 27th, 2009 Jonathan Harris turned 30 and began a simple ritual of taking one photo every day and posting it to his website before going to sleep.

“I wanted to find a way to be more in the moment…”

This is a short film about Jonathan’s project, made a few weeks after he stopped it, by Scott Thrif.


TODAY from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo.