Have you heard of or seen the website, Dear photograph? Their tagline is “Take a picture of a picture, from the past, in the present.” So, you take an older photo back to where it was first shot, hold it up in front of how the spot looks now and take another photo. Then you write a little message to go with it.
It’s a cool concept, and some of the photos that people submit are so great. Many times the person that’s in the older photo is no longer living, so the “dear photograph” message they write to go with it is about that. Sometimes the two photos just highlight how much or how little has changed in the intervening time.
Last Christmas my brother gave me the book version of “Dear photograph,” and ever since I’ve wanted to do a layout based on the same concept. On the last day of Phil’s Christmas visit to Austin this year, we stopped at a little coffee shop to kill time before going to the airport, and we took photos of ourselves there. I thought this shot of Phil in front of the coffee bar would make a great DP-style photo. So we recently went back to the same coffee shop and set up the shot. See how the lines of the counter line up in the two photos? Coolness, huh?
And the message I wrote to the photograph is: “That coffee shop was a lot more fun when Phil was there with us!”
I created this layout using all products from the Fancy Pants Designs’ “Memories Captured” collection, which suited my photo just perfectly both in theme and color scheme! I designed this page specifically to participate in the Fancy Pants Designs/Gossamer Blue guest designer contest. Wish me luck! Oh, and I designed the title and sunburst background cut files on the Silhouette Cameo. My hope is that the sunburst pattern subtly suggests the feel of a camera flash.