Dear Photograph,
Two years ago, October 7th, I married the love of my life. We were both working on the movie FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL and I immediately saw her and had an instant 6th grade crush. That crush grew into a love that I hadn’t know existed until I really got to know Lindsey.
Olvera Street in Los Angeles is one of our favorite places so it was a given to have our engagement pictures taken there. Every time I go back and walk past this balcony, I remember this kiss and the electricity that went through my body as I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with this woman.
“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart). I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear)” - e.e. cummings
Todd

Dear Photograph,
Nine years ago, my parents, my son and I drove across Canada. We stopped at the summit of Rogers Pass and my mother took this photo of my little boy and I. It was an amazing trip that none of us will ever forget. One week ago my son and I made the trip to the Pass again and I was delighted to take this photo, as well as a recreation with my son who is now four inches taller then me. These memories are worth more then anything. “I
'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, My baby you'll be.”
Trudy

Dear Photograph,
This photo was taken in the seventies. I’m standing with my neece, also the girl next door, in the front garden. I think we where 8 and 10 at that time.
Renate

Dear Photograph,
This original photo was taken when my younger sister was 2 years old who is now 15. It was taken at the beach which is around a 5 minute walk from our house. As kids we used to love going there and today is still one of our favorite places to go.
Fay

Dear Photograph,
Every time I go fishing I look at this photo and it brings back great memories of my good friends.
Matt

Dear Photograph,
This is me on my first day of kindergarten. It was a great first day of school because I didn’t cry for once, compared to preschool. But now I’m here standing tall, ready to learn. 17 years later, I’m back to reminisce my early days as a student, as I prepare myself for my last year in college.
Kevin

Dear photograph,
A good bit of my foundation was laid from being on that boat. Any one who ever stepped on it never completely stepped off. Mom Mom and Pop Pop were always TEACHING the youngins and some grown how to bait hooks, take fish off the line and respect nature by learning about it. I can still remember sitting on that engine box as a kid heading up the river, the loud rumble made you shut up and take it all in. When you were old enough you got to sit on the bow, cut bait and remove the rope from your rod that was tied to the frame. Because of my grandparents praises every child that walked off the Catfish felt they caught the fish of the day. Sitting on dry land rotting, I realize its just a chunk of wood now without Mom Mom and Pop Pop at the helm. 
Drifter

Dear Photograph,
Here I am as a little boy, with my great grandfather I met for the first time and his beloved Jovi the Poodle. They returned home in Belgrade, Serbia for the first time in 50 years. Spending almost all of his life in Alaska, he had a small gold mine there. Sadly, soon after this photo was taken, he went on vacation, never to return. All I have now is this photograph of the three of us and a ring with a golden nugget that he gave me.

While making this image, I realized the full power of “Dear Photograph” phenomenon. When I looked through the viewfinder and “connected” the photo with reality, the past and present aligned. It was a deep, nostalgic and very emotional moment. Suddenly I was taken back 31 years, standing on the same place, looking at the same building, together with my grandpa and his little Jovi. Precious moment.

Ivan

Dear Photograph,
This is my dad in Plaza de Mayo (Buenos Aires 1969). I was 9 years old when he died so I don’t remember much things about him but I inherited his passion for art. My mother told me he was a great guy and I’m sure he was. Miss you dad.
Lorena

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