I follow Dear Photograph. If you don't, you should, they have a website, they tweet, they facebook -- check them out, follow them, stalk them quietly (you know lurking, in the good way), but make sure you visit them somehow!
So back in May Dear Photograph turned 1 year old. Yeah! In celebration of this they were having a trivia contest asking a new question for each of five days and giving away copies of their book. Guess what, on Day One I answered and won. Super cool... super fun... and I was absolutely thrilled that I won. Well, guess what UPS brought on Friday... yep, you guessed, the book!
The photos in this book are amazing, they give me chills. The only thing I can explain is that almost every picture is like a mini time warp where two pieces of time are brought together all at once - see makes the little hairs on my neck stand up and gives me the idgies (little sparks of energy that run up and down your spine - or at least mine). Even though I have been looking through the book all weekend, I have yet to sit down and read page by page. So far I've only flipped through as it is like an emotional overload -- some of the pictures bring tears to my eyes, others make me laugh, and some even spark memories of my own childhood. I am in awe of this book, along with all of their facebook posts - I look forward to them! And, just so you all know, I'm working on pulling out old photos for my own "dear photographs"...
And, yet another NQR post. Well, if I didn't keep posting "other" things, you would never get to know the real me, beyond the quilty part -- sorry to say, but there is a lot to ME, maybe one day you'll meet all of it - LOL.