We are constantly in awe of how other people’s lives turn out, and frequently it seems that their choices and lives have a much greater impact than our own. Nevertheless, we all follow our own paths, and nobody else is likely to understand our struggles or our adaptability except for us. simply because we’re everyday people.
Jamie Livingston, an average guy from New York, would have gone unnoticed if it weren’t for his incredible hobby: for 18 years, he took a regular Polaroid photograph every day of his life.
Sadly, Jamie hasn’t been with us for a while, but there are still 6,000 pictures of him that capture both his happy recklessness and his battle with a fatal illness. Here are a select few.31 March 1979 This is the project’s initial image. Over 6,000 of them have appeared since then.
27 May 1979. Jamie at Bard College with buddies June 5, 1979 On March 31, 1980, Jamie Livingston took his first self-portrait. Photo taken in the metro one year after the project’s inception. 26 May 1980. He also enjoyed taking pictures of his friends. They were philosophical images more frequently. on August 11th, 1980. competitor to Polaroid. 13 June 1981. Jamie had a passion for the circus in addition to being a photographer and filmmaker. the sixth day of 1980. His images occasionally lacked any conceptual content.
26 July 1981. Strange picture.
7 March 1982 Have you heard something about virtual reality? It seems that Jamie managed to record her birth on April 11, 1982. On the streets of New York, April 19, 1982.
7 March 1982 Virtual reality: Have you heard of it? Jamie appears to have been able to document her birth on April 11, 1982. April 19, 1982, on the streets of New York.
How could you not be happy about spring? July 18, 1982. On July 22, 1982, Jamie left for Europe. This image was captured in France.1
Jan 21, 1983 Jamie is at his job. The MTV channel had just started broadcasting at the time, and he was working as the music editor.3 April 1984
He arranges the 1,500 photos that he had amassed by that point in time.5 May 1984. It turned out that the Polaroid SX-70 was a reliable piece of kit.
August 3, 1984 Let’s try it without humor.