Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Jamie Livingstone, a life in polaroids

Jamie Livingstone from as far as I have read was a photographer, film maker and circus performer who on the last day of march 1979 decided to document the comings and goings of his life with a Polaroid a day. Armed with an SX-70, Jamie takes pictures of himself, friends, strangers and all kinds of scenes that build up a picture of his life.

as you scroll through the nearly 7000 pictures you learn the characters and places in the story and quickly become engrossed as if you are watching a film.

you follow Jamie a lot of the time as if you are looking through his eyes

in 1997 it becomes clear that Jamie has cancer

On the 5th of October 1997 Jamie proposes to his wife signified by a picture of a ring in its box and very soon after they are wed.

18 days later and 19 years after they picture started the come to and end the last picture taken of Jamie laying in his hospital bed.

This is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen on then internet and is well worth taking some time to scroll through the entire collection and enjoy the story.

 you can find it here

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