The concept is simple: take a picture of a picture, from the past, in the present. That's the idea behind one of my favourite websites around, Dear Photograph. Using that premise, I dug up some old Behind the Lens photos that Vancouver Canucks team photographer Jeff Vinnick had taken throughout the years and printed off ones that caught my eye from trips to Colorado, Nashville, St. Louis and Dallas. Then Vinnick and I went to work. During this past five-game road trip, we attempted to hold up the old photos against the original setting to blend past and present into something new. What we discovered is the more things change, the more they stay the same. While elements of the background changed over the years in a few photos, overall the settings of NHL arenas and cities remain fairly consistent. As you'll see below, our experiment worked masterfully on some shots, others not so much (we aimed to line at least one element up between photos). I'd give us an E for Effort though, and hopefully you would too. Now, if you're up for it, we'd like to see some effort from you! Dig through those old shoe boxes or go back to a photo from last week - either way, find a Canucks themed shot from the past and shoot it in the present, then tweet it or post it on Instagram using the hashtag #DearCanucks We'll compile a gallery of the entries and feature them on Canucks.com in the near future.
Chevrolet’s latest spot shows photos of old Chevies being held up against modern-day backgrounds. It’s lovely and leverages the brand’s history, but some are alleging the concept is stolen from the popular blog Dear Photograph.
My journey began on May 25th, 2011, while sitting at the dinner table looking through old photographs that my mom had carefully placed in countless albums and suddenly I was struck by a familiar scene.
Now and then you hear a story that restores your faith in the internet, both as a global sharing tool that can be used as a force for good and as a means by which a moment of serendipity and a good idea can bring fame and fortune to an individual.
Chevy's new commercial is very similar in concept to the popular blog "Dear Photograph," which elicits nostalgia with old photos against modern backdrops. But is a creative concept like this protected by intellectual property laws?