We've all seen "365" projects where people have made an image of something for an entire year. Some people have created even longer projects. Jamie Livingston, for example, started creating images every single day on March 31, 1979 with a Polaroid SX-70 camera. He didn't stop until the day he died. What is remarkable about this project is not the act of making an image a day, nor the medium in which he chose to work. It's the story that is told through those thousands of images! Jamie managed to tell a compelling life story, one image at a time, that is complete with happiness and sadness as Jamie ultimately loses his battle with cancer.
I stumbled upon this amazing person/project via Chris Higgins over at Mental Floss. Chris did an amazing write up that I wouldn't dare try to improve upon, so make sure you check it out. Below is a brief synopsis:
The very first photograph from the project.
He was clearly a fan of music.
Documenting his struggle with Cancer.
On a personal note, this project really resonated with me, in so much as I hope to have as much passion for life and photography as Jamie did. I dare say that one of our (photographers) personal goals is to have our work live beyond ourselves and affect people in some way. Jamie has done so with incredible passion.