Some of you might have heard of something called "picture of a picture from the past in the present", which actually is picture of a picture from the past in the present. That said, there are tons of these all over the internets, but Taylor Jones managed to start a project based on this concept.

People send him their pictures and stories, and he curates these in his tumblr, called Dear Photograph. These are pretty heartwarming, and some get to be heartbreaking, but all of them are definitely filled with nostalgia and lots of love. Taylor even got to publish a homonymous book, which I find amazing and inspiring. Check out all of it and by the end of the post you may see more info about the book. I hope you enjoy these, and you should really check Dear Photograph for more pictures of pictures from the past in the present. Enjoy! ;)

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
A simple yellow balloon or the first snowflakes of the season always made my girls giggle and look with such wide eyed wonder. I cherish the life lessons they have taught me.
Mama

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
Remember when you had to come home when the street light came on? Where are the good old days when the neighborhood was full of kids outside playing tag, hide ‘n seek and wiffle ball? Those were kick the can fun times!
Linda

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
I never thought back then that I would miss hanging out in the sticks and riding barefoot all day long. I sure took them for granted.
Maggy

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
When he broke my heart you hugged me tight and said “if it is meant to be it will happen”. Little did I know how much that tiny piece of advice would help me throughout the rest of my life.
Love, Chloe

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
It was the falling down and the burrowing into, a pile of crunchy leaves, that made you get up and go out and play. I need to go find me some of that… again.
Rachel

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
We waited a few years after they were gone…but now my grandparent’s couch must go too…
Amy

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
Move in day twenty three years ago was like one big present waiting to be unwrapped. Little did I know that a little sister was on the way and ten years later… a brother.
Shari

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
Beware of Bear!
Nicholas

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
It’s been 50 years since I wore that snowsuit, and so much has changed. Yet in many ways, it feels like so little has…just the way it should be.
Billy

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
This Christmas was my first without you. You gave me the best 14 years a dog could ever give, and that special gift of love…your puppies. I miss them, and I will always miss your sweet face.
Love, Chantal

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
My brother and I back in time…when dinner and batman was all we cared about.
Lauren

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
My grandpa doesn’t recognize me anymore, but he still smiles every time I show him this picture. I hope that deep inside he remembers how much I loved hanging out with him..
Love, Laura

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
New Years Day time travelled and took me and my big bro all the way back to where I was born in Zaltbommel, Netherlands. All these years have passed and now we’re more than brothers, we’re best of friends.
Jos Van Den Berg

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
New Year’s resolutions and 30 years gone by…what was that little boy inside of me thinking about so long ago? I hope I never quit chasing that little boy’s dreams. It’s what matters most.
Scott

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
I wish the climbing up was as easy as the sliding down…
Merryn

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
I know you are my ancestors sitting there in front of the house I grew up in and where my family still lives today. Even though we have lived in different times and a generation or more apart, I somehow feel closely connected to you both.
Gitte

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
I still remember every moment I spent with you that summer. You always thought we were just friends, but to me, you always meant so much more. A year and a half later and now you are my valentine. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Your Boyfriend,
Louis

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
Feeling invisible, hiding way up in it’s branches, we shared so many little girl secrets. I wish the city hadn’t cut down it’s lower branch, now it’s imposssible to climb. They will never know how sad we all felt that day… it was so much more than just a tree.
Love, The Girls

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
It was 70 years ago when my mother dipped her toes in Lake Cavloc, Switzerland along side her father and sister. Beauty was all around them and so were the echoes of youth. My mother’s view has changed now that she lives in a nursing home. Wouldn’t it have been something if the waters they had danced in had washed the fountain of youth over them…
Peter

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
Back in 1970, when I was 7 years old, I went to the Dime store and bought my Dad this huge joke cigar and I was so excited to give it to him. Like a trooper, he smoked the whole thing. It had to have been the worst cigar he ever smoked, but he never let on. I miss my Dad.
Steve

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph
When my grandfather came over to visit, he would watch us play in our backyard while we ran around without a care. I’m glad, that in some small way, he got a chance to watch his great-grandson do the same.
Clayton

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
Why can’t I feel all the color that Hallowe’en used to bring me? It’s hard to see the magic through grown up glasses…
Paisley

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
Blowing Rock was our stop off but not the destination. We never got to where we were headed and regretfully Daddy didn’t get to travel that way… ever again.
Larry

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
I hope he never forgets these walks.
Tracy

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
Twenty years later, I still look to my dad to fix my skates when they are broken. I wouldn’t want to look to anybody else.
Eliza

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
Our wedding was our sweetest day, just like Grandma’s chocolate.
Onno

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Photograph,
Nana always cared for us.
Jeffrey Pitcher

Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
Dear Friends,
The journey I’ve been on these past eight months has definitely sent me over the moon with excitement and has been surreal, to say the least. More important, it has been and continues to be a journey filled with gratitude. I want to thank each and every one of you for your beautiful and inspiring submissions. It’s an absolute privilege to view and share your photographs, along with your personal stories, each and every day with everyone from around the world. I can tell you that it was not an easy task to select the final 200-plus pictures for the book!
I’m thrilled to announce that Dear Photograph, the book, is now available for preorders and will be in bookstores early May, throughout North America. For now, check out a sneak peek of the cover! I’d like to send out a heartfelt thank you to Luis Picolo for his submission, as his amazing photograph made the cover of the book! I can’t wait to share more details with you over the next few months, as we get closer to bringing Dear Photograph, the book, to you all!
With gratitude,
Taylor Jones

More info here: http://book.dearphotograph.com

About the author of this post

I'm Paulo Gabriel, a Publicist by degree and Designer by passion with a taste for the meaningful and emotional. I work at Printi as a Designer and Front-End Developer. Here at Abduzeedo, I always try to bring you only amazing content, things that mean something for me and for those around me.