Dear Photograph by Taylor Jones

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The book features more than 200 photos and the stories behind each journey through personal history.
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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 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.


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Taylor Jones, was inspired to start as he flipped through old family photos at his parents' kitchen table. The twenty-one-year-old came across one of his brother sitting at the same table and lifted it up to match the lines of the photo to what he saw in front of him, then snapped a picture of the picture. In a moment, the idea for was born. Jones took a few more Dear Photographs and posted them on a website, asking people to submit their own, and in six short weeks, millions of people had visited, hundreds of photographs had been submitted, and Jones had created an Internet phenomenon that had captured the world's attention. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Published July 3, 2012 by William Morrow. 259 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Self Help. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Pat Padua on May 09 2012

If Hallmark-commodified emotions are your bag, then this is the book for you. But does anybody really want a 250-page greeting card?

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Reviewed by Sarah Chain on May 17 2012

The book features more than 200 photos and the stories behind each journey through personal history.

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Reviewed by Jessica T.

This book has given me so many ideas! I highly suggest it and the blog!

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Reviewed by Robyn Godfrey on Aug 23 2012

Part confessional, part photograph album, Dear Photograph is an enchanting and captivating peep into the hopes, regrets, dreams and memories of others...

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