Stories about those days.

The stories that people have about Jamie’s photos are a source of amazement.  Some are of the “that’s me and we were doing this” type of stories from Jamie’s friends. Some are the “I never met Jamie but this was taken on my birthday and it means a lot to me. And some are just stunningly moving one of a kind stories.

  • From Sumbal on 12-03-94

    it’s the day I was born… this picture makes me feel sad in a very weird way

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  • From Karan Motwani on 12-02-79

    Hey it’s my friends birthday today. N I hope I keep checking up the pics as always n this one looks same like her.

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  • From kathleen clancy on 07-06-95

    I saw a video on facebook from mental floss talking about this man and his work. when i have the time i wasnt to go through all the photos. in the video though he mentioned how a common thing is for people to visit the site and look at the photo taken on their birthday.
    I was born 7/6/1995. im a very nostalgic person who likes to see how the world was when i was little. i dont believe ive ever seen a photo aside from baby pictures, that depict this world as it was the day i came into it.
    this is one of the first picture i have seen and already it makes me wonder who these people are, the story behind the photo and what the world was like back then for them. no doubt these feelings will grow when i look at the rest.
    These photos are precious memories even though i dont know the people in the photos, i share the same world with them and so i feel connected in that way.
    I feel sad that he passed away but im so glad his memory lives on in his art.

    Thank you for your art Mr.Jamie Livingston.
    As some one who also creates art ill find alot of inspiration from your work. when i saw some of your photos in that video it was like…a time capsule of sorts, showing off a time before i was born and a time i was too little to remember. i hope to create art that makes people feel the way yours makes me feel. something i can leave behind to inspire others.
    I dont know if ill be able to do what youve done but i promise you i will take one photo every day of 2017 to see if i can.
    Id start today but i actually need to go out and buy a new camera, also starting on newyears is just easier to keep track of.
    i know 2017 will mark the beginning of many thing
    the one year anniversary of me leaving a terrible person behind, the three year anniversary with the man i plan on marrying. we even plan on moving out next year. ill be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of a charity cooking show i did on youtube by bringing it back and making it into a weekly show, i also plan on going to many anime conventions and i feel like itll be a good exercise of my art skills as well as a way to tell my lifes story.
    ill come back here and share it when i get started on it so maybe some one else will see it too and be inspired by seeing our world through someone elses eyes, and maybe theyll inspire me to continue on longer than a year. it certainly would be nice to have something other than my youtube videos to leave behind when im gone.

    anyways, thank you so much for these pictures, you have changed my life and i just wanted to let you know that i look forward to viewing all of the photos as well as creating some of my own in your honor.

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  • From hugh crawford on 03-28-90

    I think this is the night that the circus elephants would walk from the Queens Midtown Tunnel to Madison Square Garden on 34th street.

    We used to go running with the elephants every year. We would run, it was a medium walk for the elephants.

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  • From Jaime on 12-23-90

    The day I was born, I’m 25 yrs old. And just found out I was born on a Sunday >_<

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    • From Kari on 12-23-90

      I was also born on a Sunday, I turned 26 this year. 🙂 I don’t know what it is exactly but this picture makes me happy.

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  • From Paulo Placiente on 01-10-96

    This day was my birthday 😀

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  • From Amanda on 08-11-83

    The day I was born! :O WHAT IS THIS?!?! I was struck with horror the moment I saw it, but now I can hardly look away….

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  • From Samuel on 11-04-93

    This was the day I was born. I cant believe the commitment this man had to a camera.

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  • From Abhi Johal on 09-19-97

    This story of this person so beautiful. (commenting on this one because I was born this day)

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  • From Christina Keegan on 07-11-84

    This was the day I was born.

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  • From Chris Drazah on 10-23-91

    Is there any way I can buy this photo?

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  • From Spencer on 09-21-88

    September 20, 1988 is missing. I was going to see what he took a picture of because that was my birthday!

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    • From Ursula on 09-21-88

      Mine too. 9-20-88. Oh well the rest of the photos are beautiful. In a “slice of life” kind of way. It’s very interesting to see life back then.

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  • From Lavinia Otuhiva on 01-26-88

    Strangely beautiful to know this was taken by a stranger the night I was born.

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  • From Crystal on 09-01-81

    My Birthday! How fitting, I love cats!! 😊

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  • From Jennifer on 08-12-81

    My birthday!

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  • From Kevin Paronto on 01-25-86

    On this day my life is profoundly changed. I broke my neck in the sledding accident. I actually died that day for 30 minutes. I was told I would forever live on a respirator, I was off the respirator in a month. Even though I was left a quadriplegic I still live life to its fullest, since the accident I’ve gone bungee jumping, skydiving, hot air ballooning, hang gliding, skiing. Traveled most of the United States, the Bahamas, some of Mexico and Canada And I just love photography. Thanks for sharing the site and the love of life. God bless

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  • From Jenna LeFever on 04-16-85

    The day I was born! I like that Carmex is featured in this photo because it reminds me of my parents being obsessed with this stuff when I was a kid. That little Carmex tin screams the 80s to me.

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  • From Courtnee on 10-26-92

    My birthday yay ! Your such amazing phtogapher I love your idea of taking a picture everyday such a beautiful idea ☺

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  • From Allen on 07-31-87

    The day I was born

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  • From PRINCE on 02-22-95

    MY BDAY!!!!!!!!!

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  • From Carole M on 02-26-97

    This is the day I was born…it’s so interesting to see what the world looked like back then. I love these photos so much.

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  • From Rebeka on 03-09-97

    Yay! It’s my birthday! Hugs from Slovenia!

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  • From Sara on 06-09-93

    I was born on this day. Greetings from Slovenia!

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    • From Krishna on 06-09-93

      I was born on this day too! What a lovely way to relive memories!

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  • From Badiri on 07-08-84

    I was born on this day and I love music, beautiful picture, thank you Jamie!

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  • From Beth R. on 04-10-93

    This was taken the day I was born. I love the fashion 🙂

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  • From Jerry on 01-30-89

    This time when i was born

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  • From Alessandro on 10-25-97

    Thank you for sharing this story. This life. This man. Thank you. Grazie!

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  • From Jay on 02-21-81

    This is was my day of birth!

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  • From owhmar on 09-16-91

    I was born this day!

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  • From Lora on 01-22-85

    Me too!!!

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  • From Alex on 10-27-86

    When I’d read he was a Mets fan I just had to look up this particular date. I was not surprised! Quite a few Mets-themed pictures for the month before this. He must have been ecstatic.

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  • From Sabina on 01-22-85

    I was born when this photo was made!

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  • From Leigh Nichols on 04-23-94

    My son Travis as well! Earth Day <3 Lexington SC USA

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  • From Andrés Aguilar Caro on 06-04-79

    This picture was taken the day of my birth, and I amazed of how beautiful natural light comming from the outside of the window, so natural, so fresh… still melancholic but pure.
    Thanks for sharing Jamie Livingston´s, a pure artist! (and an inspiration for my project)

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  • From Natalia Pérez León on 03-25-94

    What the address? Is it a Chinese restaurant? Thank you

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  • From Zachary on 04-01-90

    This was taken on my birthday 🙂 Such a cool idea that Jamie carried out.

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    • From Lars Schneider on 04-01-90

      My birthday as well, I just read his story.
      As we are entering the digital age humanity will find more diverse ways of leaving an imprint of one’s live on the pages of history.
      Jamie Livingston will be remembered by many.

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  • From Scotty on 10-08-97

    This was taken on my birthday. Glad to see he was happy for a little bit

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  • From Nadia Amasifén on 01-18-91

    The day I turned 3 years old .. thank you.. greetings from Lima – Perú

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  • From Franki on 10-25-90

    This is the day I was born.

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  • From Gunnar Eichler on 07-10-97

    I was born on this day, such an elegant and simple picture!!

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  • From Sarah LeDoux on 12-05-86

    My birthday. This photo turns 30 in 5 days, just like me.

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  • From Noon on 11-30-90

    This is the day I was born. I was always described as a clown by people around me (in a good way) so it kind of surprises me. Beautiful! Thank you!

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  • From Sharizal on 10-16-83

    the day i was born!!!

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  • From Karmy on 07-15-84

    I was born on this day – love the corresponding picture <3

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  • From Justin on 03-31-97

    Kevin Bacon! Niiiiice.

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  • From Chauncy M Turner on 12-14-91

    We were Kinderd spirits for travel… A bug-bite worth the itch.

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  • From Sarah Nash on 01-26-94

    This is the day my daughter was born. What a beautiful project you are letting us all see.

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  • From Orion on 01-06-91

    This was taken on my birthday!

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  • From Lorna on 05-10-85

    This is the day that I was born. It is strangely surreal that this was taken on that very same day. I love the colours and light in this picture- it’s just so simple and beautiful. I was so sad to read Jamie’s story but it’s lovely to see his pictures take on a life of their own and be displayed on the internet for the whole world to see, thank you for sharing them x

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    • From Nikki on 05-10-85

      This was also the day I was born, my mother said it was a beautiful day out and she was at a street fair in NH before going into labor so probably similar weather to where this was taken. I love that this man created memories like this, he will be remembered for his legend.

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  • From Jackson on 06-26-91

    Day I was brought into the world. Looks like it was a good day 🙂 YAY

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