“Taylor Jones has found a new way to tell our stories. Dear Photograph is digital nostalgia of the highest order — it will make you smile, maybe cry, and go find your old family photos.”
– Frank Warren, PostSecret Founder
Taylor Jones, at just 22 years of age, was inspired to start his website Dear Photograph as he flipped through old family photos at his parents’ kitchen table. When he came across an image of his brother sitting at that very same table, he lifted it up and snapped a picture of the picture. In a moment, the idea for DearPhotograph.com was born. After taking more photographs, Jones posted them on a website and asked people to submit their own renditions — but he had no idea how overwhelming of a response he would get. In just six short weeks, millions of people had visited, hundreds had submitted, and Jones had created an internet phenomenon that captured the world’s attention.