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 Evelyn on 04-21-80

    I had been sick all weekend with what the on-call dr. thought was the flu. Husband dragged me to dr. office that morning and found I had bladder and kidney infection and my unborn baby’s heart beat was very slow and weak. Went to hospital across the street and had emergency c-section for my 6 week premature son. He weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. (I know, big for preemie but my other children were 8 and 9 ls.) His lungs weren’t developed so he was taken by helicopter to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. He only had to spend about 10 days in the hospital. Feel very blessed to have him. He is now over 6′ tall and a wonderful son.

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  • From Sidhant Raghuvanshi on 11-19-96

    I was born on this very day and somehow it feels as if I can see myself on that chair 20 years from now.
    Jamie is a true inspiration 🙂

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  • From Joseph Parry on 10-07-96

    Same here!

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  • From K on 12-21-88

    The day I was born. I love it. Thanks for sprrading your friends art to infinity. Its an amazing thing to see.

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  • From MELODY BALLARD on 01-03-87

    this is my birthday ……this is my last birthday before the birth of my son Christopher, ….i had no one just me and him against the world ……… at least that what i felt that day ……

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  • From Katia on 04-29-96

    I gave birth to my first child this day! <3

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  • From Charles on 09-21-97

    my Brother’s birthday.

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  • From Flo on 10-23-81

    That’s my birthday, I was born in Paris, France.

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  • From Nelson Newton on 09-03-88

    i was stepping into this world this day

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  • From Ben Ford on 05-30-97

    I graduated High School, and moved out of my childhood home this day.

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  • From Tony on 05-23-80

    Me too 🙂

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  • From Diana Schmidt on 05-29-89

    I was born on this day and this picture shows what’s most important in my life: people. Be it friends, family or strangers – creating and sharing amazing memories is such a huge part of my life, and I love it that Jamie had a great night out with friends on my birthday. Cheers to you, Jamie, and cheers to beautiful people

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  • From Sabrina on 03-06-93

    He was having a good time with friends the day I was born.

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  • From Mathilde on 12-15-79

    english not being my mother tongue i’ll write in french. Cette photo a été prise 20 ans avant ma naissance. Ce site a quelque chose de magique, de presque surréaliste. Les jours affichés les uns à côté des autres, avec pour titre une simple date, ont cependant la faculté de transmettre une émotion sincère, voire une certaine vitalité, alors que ces photos ne sont que des fragments de cette vie. Merci d’avoir partagé avec le reste du monde cette vie.

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  • From Luis on 09-24-95

    I was born on that day on the other side of the world and in the first picture that was taken of me that Isaac Mizrahi ad also happens to be on a magazine that was next to my mom holding me.

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  • From Courtenay on 11-27-90

    Me four 🙂

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  • From Marcos Issler on 04-14-80

    it’s the same day for me <3

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  • From Sachin on 10-25-97

    Rest in peace Jamie.

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  • From Marilyn on 06-16-88

    The day I was born!

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  • From Dave N on 10-03-95

    My 18th birthday

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  • From Ashley Creith on 06-26-86

    This is my birthday as well. So three of us. This is so awesome and inspirational.

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  • From Deborah Y on 11-04-79

    This is the day I picked up my one and only white chip, God willing, and got sober……the most important day of my life!!!

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  • From Kristie Bass on 06-19-97

    My daughter was born on this day

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  • From Rachel on 10-07-83

    The day Rachel and Rebecca Stavee were born. Bellevue beauties.

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  • From Hanim Khaleeda on 04-26-94

    Its the day I was born. What an inspiring story. Makes me want to take picture everyday and cherish it forever. Im gonna start taking polaroids picture and make it as my collection so that I can look at it back later 🙂 Thank you for inspiring!

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  • From Jazmine on 07-10-90

    My birthday

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  • From csp110 on 01-30-90

    I was born on this day as well!

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  • From Julie Beltran on 11-03-81

    The day I was born 🤗

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  • From Tarren on 05-25-85

    My birthday. Truly inspiring story. Thank you for your art.

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  • From Georgia Starr on 10-01-93

    My brother and I share this birthday but we’re not twins. I was born in ’93 and him in ’96. Even through we’re three years apart there is something to be said about sharing the same birthday. My cousin was also born in October and there’s something from I’ve noticed from my experience with my Octoberite famiy members. I dont know if it was because we were born in the fall in a time when the world is decending into death spiral for its long winter sleep or what … but we have this kind of cynical mentality that has plagued our view of the world. When I look at this picture, the subtle smile, the confidence in the man’s pose, and his assurance in his presence in the space it gives me a bit of peace. Good things were happening in the world on the day I got here and good things will keep happening. I don’t need to be cynical all the time.

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  • From Kacey Butterworth on 09-06-93

    September 6th, 1993 is the day I was born. I’m now a photographer in Canberra, Australia and I just love this website that has been set up. Love to you all xo

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  • From Pratyush Dubey on 04-25-97

    i was born that day<3

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  • From Mike on 10-24-80

    My birthday

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  • From Caridad Guanche on 02-12-81

    This was the date I was born and I love to cook 😍

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  • From A on 05-14-95

    I was born this day! It was Mother’s day 😉 Very cool seeing what someone else was doing that same day.

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  • From Elvia on 01-22-92

    my oldest daughter was born this day

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  • From Nick on 03-23-97

    This was a good day for me!

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  • From Reyna Estrada on 07-25-97

    It’s amazing that I share a birthday with these amazing people as well. These photos are beautiful

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  • From Reyna Estrada on 07-26-97

    I was born on this exact date.

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  • From oneglobalit on 01-08-94

    here’s my birthday ^_^

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  • From La Belle Noiseuse on 09-19-87

    I was born this day. It is strange to see how flowers and light and everything existed and was beautiful before one was born, because we seem to think of us as the center of the universe. But before us, people lived, laughed, loved and died, and after us they will go on.

    Thanks Jamie Livingston and friends for such a generous sharing of your life to make us think and find so many things in common with other lives.

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  • From Etel on 10-03-93

    The day I was born in Argentina, Msn.

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  • From Ankur Gupta on 06-13-89

    The day i was born.

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  • From Devina Amalia on 10-01-95

    i was born on this day! loving the concept of his simple-random-everyday photography tho.

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    • From driscollfamilyhistory on 10-01-95

      I was born this day too. I’m 21 now (will be 22 in October). I admire what this guy did as I love photography. Before I he age of Facebook, what this guy did was very unique. It’s so interesting to see his day to day life.

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  • From Francisco Ramos on 12-03-96

    I didn’t know I was born on Tuesday. I feel they were both friends. The mysterious fade around this shot is addictive. What were their plans? I’m sure they were ready for something. Congrats for the amazing work by the way!

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  • From André Shanti on 06-29-79

    The day I was born! Thank you so much for your art wherever you are now!

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  • From André on 06-30-79

    The day I was born. Thank you for your art, wherever you are now!

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  • From Donna L Steig on 07-19-85

    I was married on this day in Chino, California

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  • From Angel Diaz on 10-18-96

    Was born on this date aswell hello fellow 1018s I quite like this picture. Me and my group of friends often hang out like this.

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  • From simplesamham on 06-10-97

    This was the day I became a big sister

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