A Polaroid each day, until you die...

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  1. Zuby

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    Hi guys, found this site while browsing around, thought it would fit nicely in the Photography forum (hope it hasn't been posted before).

    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/15131

    This link has the story, basically a guy who takes a Polaroid photo every day of his life, from 1979, until he dies in 1997 from cancer, aged 41.

    The full collection of the photos is here: http://photooftheday.hughcrawford.com/

    Shame about Polaroid not making film anymore, somehow doing this with a digital camera just doesn't have the same appeal.
     
  2. Lukey

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    Seriously that is just amazing. I think the article sums it up. It's amazing how in a matter of 10 minutes I could actually feel for this guy. Such a sad way to end the collection, but so amazing to see his memories live on like this.
     
  3. two40

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    that's really worth a read and browse. so moving. thank you so much for sharing.
     
  4. Dr1fty

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    Wow, just fucking wow.
     
  5. Nitephyre

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    No words...
     
  6. onrelas

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    Yeah, saw this a couple days ago. It really impressive.
    Quite moving indeed.
     
  7. Frostyknight

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    the last few months of photos honestly made me a bit teary. seeing all the years worth of his life, then the pictures of the cancer killing him... moving stuff. this is pretty goddamn amazing, i will be sharing it around.
     
  8. ppg

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    That is quite a feat.

    I believe that price is a major factor in determining the appeal. Packs of Polaroid film were pretty darn expensive, and you didn't get much out of them. Something like 10 shots for ~$20? In the long run, once you took pictures, you had to commit to them. That is, unless you were made of money.
     
  9. WestCoast

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    Seeing someone's life laid out like that really makes you think about your own mortality. :wired:
     
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    That is very very moving. Maybe a bit odd that he thought about doing it to start with, but an amazing resulting story.
     
  11. mshagg

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    One of the most amazing things ive seen on the web!
     
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    the last picture is amazingly moving...
     
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    Love this one.
    Very sad but it seems that he had a very fulfilling life.
     
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    Had a good look through these last night... is that last picture.... what I think it is?? Freaky :(
     
  16. rhysxanthis

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    yeh, or very close to it.
     
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    Wow, amazing stuff, another photo that was quite interesting to me:

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  18. DrFrag

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    This is being done by people now on a smaller scale, in the form of Project 365. The idea is you take one photo every day for a year.

    I started on 1/1/2008, and so far it's going well. Some pictures are dull, some pictures are cool. I take my camera everywhere (it's a small 4mp digital one). At the end of the year I'll have an album that's something like a visual diary. Even now when I look back on photos from the start of the year it brings back entire days. The New Years Eve party, the big lizard we found in the back yard, the day my grandpa died, rearranging my room, my computer showing the total free space on my first terabyte hard drive. It's amazing seeing life summed up in a few pictures. Makes you think about what's important. :thumbup:
     
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    april 1, 1980 is an eerie shot.
     

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