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.
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! 🙂