You know Noah Kalina. If you don’t, it’s because you missed his “everyday” video, which he published in August 2006 as the viral video craze was taking off on YouTube.The clip, called “Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years,” has been watched millions of times on YouTube. It has been imitated and satirized countless times, even on “The Simpsons.”Kalina started the project, of course, before YouTube existed, and worked on it as a student at the School of Visual Arts. Today Kalina shoots still photography professionally; his work has appeared in magazines such as New York and Interview.Yet despite years of popularity, the YouTube video hasn’t been great for assignments. “It obviously gave me name recognition and Internet fame,” Kalina says. But it never led directly to work.However, Kalina has fared well by promoting his photography on his Flickr account.
“Flickr has probably gotten me more work than my regular Web site has.”