UPDATE: Funded! By the skin of its teeth, as my father used to say. It surpassed the goal by just a few hundred dollars at the last minute.
You really should read the writeup at the Kickstarter site. It's an incredible story, good in the short version, the medium version, and the long version.
"Are they six and a half thousand images? Well obviously they are that, but do they stand alone individually or do they tell a story? Is it a memento mori or thousands of celebrations of life in all of its wonderful tentative mess? One story or six and a half thousand declarations of now? The stories Jamie tells or that hundreds of other people tell and how can they all be true at once?"
—From the project description
You probably recognize the name of Hugh Crawford, a polymath of great brilliancy whose comments are often the among the most delightful we publish. Hugh knows more weird stuff than anyone I ever came across.
Hugh is the custodian of his late friend Jamie Livingston's Polaroid a day project—Jamie took a Polaroid SX-70 photograph every single day from the last day of March 1979 to the last day of his life, October 25 1997, his 41st birthday.
Hugh is trying to Kickstart the publication of a book...
...And it's the last day to help. In fact the Kickstarter is in its last hours. I just caught up with this just now; I've been really bad about email recently. He already has $24,256 but the project isn't funded yet.
Hurry! Pitch in what you can? TOP will donate $200 from the subscriber's fund.
Here's the link again. It's a fascinating project anyway, one we've featured several times, and well worth looking into even if you don't have the spare bucks to kick in.
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