It seems young Taylor Jones has struck gold with his Tumblr site, Dear Photograph, on which he asks you to take a picture of a picture from the past in the present (get it? now say it 5 times fast). Within only 3 weeks the site had 1.2 million visitors, 15,000 followers on Tumblr, 8,000 followers on Facebook and 2,000 followers on Twitter. I’ve been blogging for nearly 3 years and still don’t have that many visitors. He’s also signed a book deal with a publisher in Los Angeles.
The site will pull at your heart strings, that’s for sure. People all over the world are submitting photos-within-photos to the site, many of them packed with so much nostalgia they’re motivating people to visit their aging parents and flip through old photo albums with them. Kudos to young Taylor, whose parents urged him not to quit his day job when the idea struck. Something tells me they’re singing a different tune now.