There have been many incredible stories of people photographing images throughout their lives and capturing the past for all to view. One such man, Jamie Livingston, had been doing just that for 18 years when he passed away. He started his project in 1979 and continued until his death in 1997. His camera was a Polaroid SX-70 that he used to capture his daily life including those of family, friends, and everyday life on the streets of New York. He started the project as a college student in New York City and managed to tell incredible stories that are now set in time.
Later on, he documented his battle with cancer in 1997. His photographs included his scar from brain surgery, the progression of his hair falling out, and the engagement ring he gave to his girlfriend just before passing away in October 1997. His amazing project consists of well over 6,000 pictures that created an entire profile of his life.
Please scroll through and view this amazing collection. Some of the pictures included were taken the day he left us, by Betsy Reid and Hugh Crawford who were close friends of Jamie. They gave him their word that his project would continue after his death. Though some photos are tough to look at, check out the entire collection because that was his wish!
More info: Jamie Livingston: Some photos of that day