Dear Photograph Hardcover – Apr 16 2012
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“Taylor Jones has found a new way to tell our stories. Dear Photograph is digital nostalgia of the highest orderit will make you smile, maybe cry, and go find your old family photos.” (Frank Warren, PostSecret founder )
“Dear Photograph is a nostalgia bomb-bursting, braincell-twisting, heartstring-pulling roller coaster ride into the emotional unknown. Taylor Jones taps into our secret fears, quiet dreams, and loving pasts. These photos remind us that we’re human and remind us that’s okay.” (Neil Pasricha, author of The Book of Awesome ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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We all have moments we wish we could relive. We'd give anything to skid down the toboggan hills of our youth, to breathe in the smell of our children as babies, or to spend just one more minute with someone we've lost. Dear Photograph provides a way to link these memories from the past to the present, overlapping them to see how the daydreams of our memories collide with our current realities.
The idea is simple: hold up a photograph from the past in front of the place where it was originally taken, take a second photograph, and add a sentence of dedication about what the photograph means to you. The results, however, are astounding, which is why millions have flocked to dearphotograph.com and thousands have submitted their own Dear Photographs.
This stunning visual compilation includes more than 140 never-before-seen Dear Photographs, as well as a space for you to attach your own cherished photo. By turns nostalgic, charming, and poignant, Dear Photograph evokes childhood memories, laments difficult losses, and, above all, celebrates the universal nature of love.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product Description
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Each picture from the past, when held up to the very spot in which it was taken -- in the light of today -- gains a new luminance. And the viewers of this book are allowed to share these moments of the past juxtaposed with the present... and the private becomes shared and universal. The photograph of a stranger's long-dead father becomes strangely moving when superimposed on the same old sofa he used to sit in. And we never knew the man.
Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to be taken on a journey of nostalgia and unexpected discovery. And don't be surprised if you find yourself weeping over a picture of a lost parent, lover, friend, or brother of someone you've never met.
The captions under each of the submitted photographs completes the story told through the images. One thing that particularly caught my eye was the date stamp in the lower corner of an image of the twin towers and New York City sight line. It was taken September 10, 2001... The day before 9/11.
Dear Photograph has many other amazing submissions in it too and I found myself laughing crying and still thinking about its impact on me even after I finally put it down. I highly recommend!
Then he made this cute coffee table book. Mostly pictures.
After that I decided to purchashe the book as a gift to my beloved one for our anniversary.
Some will say that you don't need a book if there is Internet, but this way, printed on paper (of a very well quality I should say) you can always keep it in a place that is closer to your heart than your laptop: on your bookshelf.
And now I'm glad because even if the web-site disappears some day I shall be able to keep those stories, pictures and memories of people that I shall never meet but do understand.
A must for anyone. Well, really.