Dear Photograph – A New Photo of an Old Photo
DearPhotograph.com is an amazing website started by 22 year old Taylor Jones. The site is designed to let people share a new photo of an old photo, with a brief message addressed to the original image, or more accurately, to the past itself. Below we have a small collection of favorites from Taylor’s site. Enjoy…
I was astounded, but I hadn’t had time to consider what I was seeing.
The idea for the site came to Taylor while sitting at the kitchen table where he and his family were looking at old family photos. Jones found a picture of his brother, taken in the same kitchen years earlier, sitting in the same spot he was now. Taylor, meanwhile, was seated in the same position that his mother had been when she took the picture. He held up the old print, aligned it visually with its real-life background, and shot a new image of it.
At the time it was not common for a man to walk behind a pram. I’m still proud of my father.
Eva Willemier Westra
For one brief moment, this murky little duck pond became the most beautiful place on earth.
Je t’aime Paris, but I love my mother more. After 15 years she finally brought me along!
Letting go of my mother’s hand the first day of school was always the hardest.
I found you in the attic when we moved in. I wonder if you lived happily ever after here…
Over 25 years later, the house is still blue and my mother is still looking over me.
The grass doesn’t seem as green without her around. I miss her and can’t wait to see her soon.
I told you there would be better days.
Dear Photograph, If I could turn the corner in 1942 and walk right into my mother, I’d ask her “May I walk beside you one more time?”
Love, Your Daughter
For more of these fantastic photos, please be sure to visit Taylor’s site… DearPhotograph.com
Or, visit our updated post here… DearPhotograph.com Favorites – Part 2