This week, he uploaded a sequel to that initial video that spans a mind-boggling 12.5 years.
In the six years since the Internet last encountered Kalina, he has grown a beard and become a professional photographer. I think his eyes look sadder.
He was hired to shoot the wedding of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan this year and is responsible for the beautifully lit shot of the newly married couple in the garden that Zuckerberg posted to his Facebook page immediately after the event.
Kalina's latest video includes daily photos of himself taken from Jan. 11, 2000 through June 30, 2012. In a post on his website, Kalina says the video includes 10 frames per second. A month of his life whizzes by every three seconds.
The Everyday project clearly resonates with lots of people. The original video has been viewed nearly 24 million times, and this sequel, posted Tuesday, has been viewed more than 1.5 million times.
YouTube trends manager Kevin Allocca notes that although the time-lapse photo-a-day video has become ubiquitous on YouTube, Kalina was one of the first to do it, and few people have managed to collect images of themselves over more than a decade.