Growin’ Up – a blog about life after Smith by Lauren Kaelin ’10 : Muffins and Polaroids

August 9, 2010

These were delicious.

My brother sent me this link. A man who kept a record of the last eighteen years of his life by taking one polaroid picture every day. The record starts off pretty simple– portraits of people you assume are friends and family, food and signs. As you go through the years you begin to pick up reoccurring characters– his wife? The photographer himself and his hospitalization.

I’ve never been much of a journal-writer/scrap-booker. I don’t usually like to follow routines. And this blog has proven to be kind of a challenge so far. This man’s prolific record is really fascinating and beautiful– in all its anonymity, honesty, and intimacy.

If I took one picture every day for eighteen years– what would that end up looking like?

Maybe just muffins? Years and years of baked goods?

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One Response to “Growin’ Up – a blog about life after Smith by Lauren Kaelin ’10 : Muffins and Polaroids”

  1. Ellie said

    35% decorated sugar cookies?

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