I was going through all my past projects - from high school, and college - and came across some stuff I researched. The main one being Sam Taylor-Wood. I really like her photography series Soliloquy;
"Five Revolutionary Seconds XI, combines elements of the still and moving image. Made with a rotating camera that turns nearly 360 degrees in five seconds, the work records the motions and gestures of six actors and friends enlisted by the artist."
This style of photography is pure genius, and I think it relates really way to a journal of someone's life. I could adopt this style throughout, as it captures a whole scene in one image.
I also recently discovered that my mobile phone takes around 5 photos in one snapshot. So you see slight sudden movements and changes within one facial expression, for example.
It's just really beautiful imagery, very effective and eye-catching because you don't instantly associate it as being one image. This is a great starting point for my concept. Now it is just a matter of deciding who the person will be - ficticious or not?