One day, Taylor Jones sat on his dinner table with a hand full of old Photographs. He looked at the happy faces, the time gone by and realized that there is a certain melancholy associated with nostalgia. Picking up an old photograph of his younger brothers grinning face, he noticed that the backdrop of that particular photo stood before him in its present state. It was as if time had stood still, changing a few things but leaving behind variants of the same scene. The chair, the house, the lighting – it was all there minus the people. In that moment an idea struck him. He carefully removed the picture from the album and lined it up next to the chair, grabbed his camera and took a picture. But what he did differently was curate it using the present frame with the one from the past.
Now, 8 months later, Jones brain child- Dear Photography specializes in Nostalgic Photography. Juxtaposing the old with the new and giving it creative sentimentality, it inspires visitors to dig through their shoebox full of photos and create new memories and experiences from a time already lived.
Visitors can send in their photographs to Dear Photography, where Jones creates a new composition with an old picture taken in its present-day surroundings, allowing you to see what’s changed and what’s stayed the same.
To learn more about this kind of photographic work, you can buy his book- Dear Photography by Taylor Jones that came out on May 8th, 2012._
By: Tanvi Chug
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