Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dear Photograph by Taylor Jones

Every family has them: old photographs.  These contain our memories, and we can’t bear to part with them.

Taylor Jones has authored a new book, Dear Photograph, and it is a photography book like no other.  Taylor Jones conceived of the idea when he took an old photograph, held it up against the place where it was originally shot and took another picture.  After repeating this with several other pictures, he began a blog.  Each blog posting includes a caption that begins with “Dear Photograph”.   In a very short time a worldwide phenomenon was born and millions of submissions came from all over the world.  A number of these photographs are found in this book.  Some are funny, some are heartbreaking, but all are poignant.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in this case, a picture in a picture with an accompanying caption can express more than an entire volume of words.  This book will have you running for your old photo albums.

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