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.
After that I decided to purchashe the book as a gift to my beloved one for our anniversary.
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.
This book is a beautiful piece and I'm happy to have found a convenient and permanent home for it on my coffee table.
What a fantastic concept the creator and author of this book had...loved all the photographs and especially the stories that accompanied them.Published 20 months ago by Gayle Glazer
This book is magic for me. I hope to do some of the same with old photos of my family, and relish those times that will live forever ... in memory, and in dear photographs.Published 20 months ago by Mattersburger
love seeing the old photos and the things the photo taker says about them. I recently inherited boxes of old photos and am trying to select ones I can do this with.Published 20 months ago by Jody Mae
Dear photograph is destined I believe to become a classic in the world of photography. Using photography to provoke memories and stories from the past, this is a fabulous amazing... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Yousef and Dima