Friday, 10 June 2011

Days of our lives

What started as fun, quickly became an obsession for New York photographer Jamie Livingston. Livingston took one polaroid picture every day for 18 years until his death from cancer at the age of 41. Jamie took his first snap of then girlfriend Mindy Goldstein and a friend on March 31 1979. Six thousand shots later the series ended tragically on 25 October 1997. The collection of images charts his life from the age of 23, the relationships that came and went and the friends that stayed with him from college, to work, to his wedding and finally to his last days as he lost his life.
What's brilliant is how he portrayed the change of New York over the years, from a grotty dangerous city to a young and beautiful, thriving cleaner place to live.

To see the full collection please click here.

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