Dear Photograph Project by Taylor Jones
- May 30, 2012
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! ;)
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!
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.
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.
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..
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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…
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.
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.
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!
More info here: http://book.dearphotograph.com