Jamie Livingston, sadly, passed away in 1997 on his 41st birthday. But, during his time alive he took up a very unique project and left something beautiful behind. He is gone but he will never be forgotten.
As a college student, Jamie took a photograph of his friends on March 31st 1979. That was his first photograph. This was just the beginning. From this day on, he went on to take a picture everyday for the next 18 years on his Polaroid SX-70. He went to document every aspect of his life on Polaroid.
Jamie took over 6,000 pictured before he passed away because of cancer.
This will make you appreciate what you have and live your life to the fullest. This is a piece of someone’s life captured in a few photographs. They are more powerful than you can imagine. Have a look:
Everything has a beginning. June 15, 1979: Jamie Livingston’s first self-portrait
March 31, 1979: The very first photo of Jamie Livingston’s project
May 27, 1979: Graduation day. Jamie is an alumnus of Bard College
March 31, 1980: Riding the New York subway on a bicycle
August 11, 1980: Jamie’s close friend
June 13, 1981: Working in the circus as a clown
December 6, 1980: Abstract yet emotional
March 7, 1982: Virtual reality from the 80s
July 18, 1982: An unforgettable summer trip to Europe!
January 1, 1983: Welcoming the New Year
January 21, 1983: Working at MTV as a music editor
April 3, 1984: Reaching more than 1,500 pictures
May 8, 1985: Mirrors!
June 27, 1985: A good morning it is
August 9, 1986: Good time with friends
September 23, 1986: Beautiful emotions
December 11, 1986: Intimate and sensuous
March 30, 1988: By now he has thousands of them
June 2, 1989: Not just a talented a photographer, he also can accordion player
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