Thanks to popurls, I learned of the Mental Floss photo-article about a man who made a Polaroid photograph every day for 18 years. Looking at the online article feels like looking through someone's private album, complete with narration. Be sure and take a look.
He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died by Chris Higgins
May 21, 2008 – 3:30 PM: Yesterday I came across a slightly mysterious website — a collection of Polaroids, one per day, from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997. There’s no author listed, no contact info, and no other indication as to where these came from. So, naturally, I started looking through the photos. I was stunned by what I found.
Mental Floss is published right here in Northeastern Ohio!
I felt quite sad reading that story – sad that he died on his birthday and so his Polaroid photos of the day became sort of poignant in that they really were for the rest of his life. A life that was way too short!. I wonder if he had lived to 60-70-80 he would have got sick of his project ….
I, too, found the gallery quite moving and, yes, saddening. It's as though his whole life was condensed into that little set of photos that we regard so briefly. — JG