Review: Dear Photograph
Taylor Jones was sitting around the kitchen table with his family, looking at old photographs, when he realized that one of the pictures was taken right where they were sitting. He held up the old photo, snapped a picture and began doing that with other old photos that were taken around the house. He started a blog, wrote some captions, and posted the pictures. As his blog grew more popular, he added Twitter and Facebook accounts, and people started sending in photos of their own. The best of these have been combined to create the book Dear Photograph.
Dear Photograph is a gorgeous book, even on the outside. That’s not a dust jacket you see – it’s the actual cover. At the very front of the book is a spot to attach your own photo and caption. I think it would be lovely to add a photo and a caption and give this book as a gift.
As you can guess, this book is very sentimental, so I was only a few pages into it before I was crying. The photos are creative and nice, but the captions are the heart and soul of the book. Some are cute and a few are funny, but most are filled with emotion. Reading them will remind readers to stop and enjoy and cherish the moments they are living now. It made me want to go back and visit old places to take some photos of my own. I’m sure I’ll be flipping through this book over and over again. Be sure to check it out, but have a box of tissues handy when you do.
I scanned a “Dear Photograph” many readers will be able to relate to:
Dear Photograph, I climbed this tree and read books all summer until the leaves fell down. Jean