Dear Photograph puts a new spin on old memories

The “about” tab on the Dear Photograph home page says it best: “Take a picture of a picture from the past in the present.” While there’s no guarantee that your photo will be used, they rely on submissions. The idea kind of reminded us of Keira Rathbone’s typewriter art from earlier this week because of the way that the concept feels so direct, so simple, so analog, so familiar – we’ve all done it before. It might’ve been on a smaller scale and a simpler format, but imagining the past and the present at the same time is a natural reflex, a warm hug, that happens in our mind’s eye. So it’s comfortable and unsettling all at the same time to see it thru the objective lens of a camera.

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  • Jane  On June 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Wow, that concept is phenomenal. The photo with the baby in the window gives me the chills. Imagine the framing you’d have to put on something that to capture the nostagia. Traditional fillet in the mat with a contemporary outer frame, perhaps?

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