Surreal. Humbling. Grateful. Dear Photograph, a blog showcasing photos within photos, Taylor Jones describes his emotions with those three words when looking back on the viral success of his nostalgic idea. Taylor gave the world a simple mission: Find an old photograph, return to where the image was taken, hold up the pic, snap a new photo and write a heartfelt caption. Within weeks, millions had visited Dear Photograph and hundreds had contributed photos. A year later, Jones took the idea offline, releasing a 241-page book which is available online.
“It is surreal to think that in one year, that one idea, has taken off and had such an emotional impact, resonating with so many people around the world,” Jones says. “I’m just waking up every day to my email and learning through everyone’s life experiences which in turn has enriched my own.
“I can see how much we are all traveling on the same page, wanting the same things, appreciating days gone by and cherishing the moments by paying more attention to what is happening right now.”
The blog now attracts 15,000 to 20,000 views each day, garnering high praise from fans and even other creators of popular websites such as PostSecret founder Frank Warren: “Dear Photograph is digital nostalgia of the highest order — it will make you smile, maybe cry, and go find your old family photos.”
We were graced by Taylor’s presence today @ LOOP today and felt it was a need to share this awesome project with you. For more info please log onto: dearphotograph.com