From simple ideas come great things

So I was browsing Digg thinking again how lame most of the submissions are when I run across this:

He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died

This is a brilliant post about a brilliant find on the internet: A guy who took a Polaroid every day, shooting something in his life. The blog entry explains it way better than I ever could.

Take a look at all the pictures, here.

Some I like:
having fun foot cancer self portrait

That’s all I dare do right now. The site is slowing to a crawl in it’s popularity.

It’s raw, kinda unpolished, but it’s beta; wasn’t really ready for public viewing. As of today it’s hugely mainstream. I see the Digg article is well over 7000 diggs, at this rate it’s going to be one of the most popular articles of the year. Reading some of the project blog pages this thing is getting media attention of all sorts.

I’m trying to put a finger on why this touches a nerve with so many people. I found myself going through the pictures going “let’s see what he was doing in ’88 when I was in university” or checking on random sets every few years to see how his style changed.

It’s his end though that gets ‘ya. He’s got cancer and having to deal with death at the doorstep. He gets engaged, and married two days later. Only 20 days later we see his last picture.

I have to say, it is interesting to see the story that thousands of photos can tell versus thousands of words.

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