And, on to my next guilty pleasure. Ms. Nikks, if you enjoyed PostSecret, feast your eyes upon Dear Photograph. Possibly inspired by the Canon “Second Shot” commercial from recent years (remember the couple in the plaza in Barcelona?), Dear Photograph is a beautiful site the marries the past with the present.
Like the PostSecrets, the Dear Photographs run the range of fun and whimsical to touching and teary. And it has made me think: what would I choose to Dear Photograph, if I could?
Well, the question was answered more by what old photos could I unearth in order to accomplish the project… Finding and selecting the photos was certainly fun; but once I stood behind the camera and looked at each photo in its space, the past, my past, hit me hard. I encourage you to try your own version of this project; but just be ready because the emotions may rise.
(And I am certainly not done with this one. I am looking forward to digging out the favorite vacation spot ones and having a go! Road trip anyone?)
And for another fun twist on this, check out Canon’s Second Shot project, helping recreate great memories.