two amazing visual blogs

/ 10 August 2011 /
If a picture can paint a thousand words, then we have just found two whole libraries of them. Check out these two beautiful visual blogs that add a fresh new dimension to photography.

Dear Photograph

Imagine browsing through your old printed pictures. A five-year-old you at the playground. Your mom, in her younger days, taking a stroll. Your family's favorite Sunday spot.

Now imagine going back to that memory.

An incredible wave of nostalgia is what Dear Photograph takes us on. It's a collection of photographs "from the past, in the present." The concept is simple but very creative: you take an old picture, go to the exact same spot where it was taken, then photograph that picture in such a way that it integrates with the surroundings. Here's one:
The photos in the blog are accompanied with quiet, introspective, and sometimes silly notes (like "Dear Photograph, I wish I could still Hula Hoop like I used to."), making it a lovelier trip down the memory lane.



From Me To You


Animated GIFs were all the rage back when the internet was younger and more naïve. Now, those choppy-looking visuals are deemed to be just synthetic remnants of the Web 1.0 past; in this era of smooth and clean photographs, GIFs are best left in the bin, right?

Not exactly, if you know the art of the cinemagraph. A cinemagraph is essentially a (much) more refined version of the GIF, with the animation definitely done with a lot more taste. While GIFs are loud and flashy, cinemagraphs are quiet and elegant -- like a walk in a sunny park -- and that's where they get their understated charm.

From Me To You is a blog that showcases some of the internet's loveliest cinemagraphs. With themes ranging from fashion to urban life to love, the blog is a pretty little treat for the eyes and senses. Take a peek (and 'feel' the breeze blowing through those leaves):

The blog also occasionally posts links to other collections of cinemagraphs, particularly one by supermodel Coco Rocha. Go check it and be charmed.

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