Thursday, July 7, 2011

DearPhotograph.com

Are you familiar with the blog DearPhotograph.com? The premise of the site is to take a picture of an old photo held up in front of the place where the old photograph was originally taken and then post it online at DearPhotograph.com.

It is the idea of Canadian Blogger, Taylor Jones. While sifting through a shoebox of old photographs he happened upon one of his brother sitting in a chair. He looked up to find the same chair in front of him. He grabbed his camera and held the old photo up to the chair until it fit with the background.

Thus began a book deal and another internet sensation!

My personal favorite is the photograph below. The caption reads: "Dear photograph, thank you for everything we had."


It's worth a visit and will send you running to look for photos that just might be worth a submission.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Donner said...

I love it! Can't wait to check it out. I've seen other sites like this (I'll have to search for the URLs). I've been meaning to try something like this with some of my own photos.

July 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

This is the neatest site! Thanks so much for bringing it to our attention!

Ruth Stephens

July 8, 2011 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Well, I've been going through old photos to find one too, I'm so enamored of the site. My problem, my photos are all in New York and I'm in Seattle.

Glad you both enjoyed it.

-fM

July 8, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Very cool. Interesting concept. All my older photos are in storage!! Will have to remember this and do it, someday.

July 8, 2011 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

Very cool site. I'll have to give it a try! Thanks, fM!

July 10, 2011 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger Family Curator said...

We should have tried this with Mom and Auntie last year on the family home tour. I have photos of mom standing in the same place as her mom; maybe I can go back with two old pix. Want to come and snap the shot? Jasia, you always have a camera, and fM you are a great designer. . .

July 11, 2011 at 7:03 AM  

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