The Polaroid photo project had began with a series of photos and its author Jamie Livingston noticed that he had been doing several pictures per day. So he decided to keep a photographic diary taking a single picture a day with his Polaroid camera.
He did it during 18 years (1979 – 1997) until the day he died from cancer. There are more than six thousand Polaroids in his collection, although some of them are missing.
Jamie worked as a cinematographer and editor of music videos for MTV, as well as working on advertisements with Nike, he was also a member of Chris Wangro's circus troupe The Janus Circus.
After his death, his collection was organized into an exhibit called "JAMIE LIVINGSTON. PHOTO OF THE DAY: 1979-1997".