I'd only lived in Seattle for a few months, was being worked to death at the office, and was extremely lonely. All I really wanted was for friends and family to visit, but since that wouldn't be happening any time soon, I wanted to recreate the experience of a walking tour of Seattle with me. It was a big hit, and I even did a follow-up in 2004. This was before blogging and social networking were big things. These days, such a project doesn't make as much sense.
I'm glad I managed to get a good picture of myself. It was a film camera and I had no way of knowing how it turned out. I scanned all the pictures two at a time to save time, and this one was scanned with a picture of my cubicle at the office.