A photo from the past…. in the present

One of my favourite photo blogs is Dear Photograph.  The idea is that you hold up an old photograph and take a new one in the present day in the same position.

The idea is the brain child of Taylor Jones.  At just 22 years of age, he was inspired to start his website Dear Photograph as he flipped through old family photos at his parents’ kitchen table. When he came across an image of his brother sitting at that very same table, he lifted it up and snapped a picture of the picture. In a moment, the idea for DearPhotograph.com was born. After taking more photographs, Jones posted them on a website and asked people to submit their own renditions — but he had no idea how overwhelming of a response he would get. In just six short weeks, millions of people had visited, hundreds had submitted, and Jones had created an internet phenomenon that captured the world’s attention.

The website is a truly inspiring read.  Not only are there some really amazing photo’s but I love reading the history behind each one.  Some of them make me smile, and some make me cry.

Dear Photograph, This is how my Grandad used to hold me… now I am holding him. Love, Emma


Dear Photograph, Eight years ago our world rejoiced when we said “I do”. This year, my first without you here, I know the heavens rejoiced too. I’m so glad I had those seven years with you because those seven years will define who I am for the rest of my life. Miss and Love You Always, Brandi


Dear Photograph, That was the best first kiss I could have asked for. Katy Ann

I’m sure it’s not as easy setting up the shot as it looks but it could be a fun project.  One for my Someday Maybe list.

Have a look through the site, but I warn you, you may very well lose a large portion of your day! 🙂

About Karen

My name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.


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  2. Isn't it just a lovely site….. I have lost hours here 🙂  

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