A Photo Within A Photo (Inspired By Dear Photograph)

Sunday, January 06, 2013
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I wanted to post something a little different on my blog, something a little more personal with more of an insight into another of my rarely mentioned interests, this being photography.
Although I have to admit I haven’t really taken my camera out for a walk in while. Only to take quick snap shots of outfits or beauty products for posts. This post however has inspired me to start snapping away at things again and possibly posting them on here.

I got the “photo within a photo” idea when I came across dearphotograph.com. A site filled with tons of people doing exactly the same style snap shots. These photographs are only handful of what I produced for my parent’s anniversary, featuring my mum and both my brothers. My dad takes the photos and the ones with me in are less "spot on" with the angle. But anyway, I wanted to do something creative and personal so when I came across this site it fitted in pretty well.

I rummaged around in my parents attic stumbling across photographs from way back before my mum and dad become parents or were even married. Thankfully my dad likes to be well organised and therefor it didn’t take me long to stumble across the box filled with packs upon packs of labelled envelopes containing just what I needed (the photographs obviously).

It was really interesting trying to find the exact spot and angle where whoever had taken the photograph. “Whoever” most likely would have been my dad as he liked to capture everything and still does!

I’d really recommend doing your own collection of a “photo within a photo” as it’s a great way to explore old places, memories and end up with your own personal collaboration of old and new photos. If you do or already have done please send me your links!

Beki Xo

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22 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a great idea actually! I already knew about the dear photograph website, but I never thought of doing it myself,,..these types of pics always make me feel nostalgic...

    by the way great blog! I found you on she said beauty!

    glossedbeauty.com

    xx

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    1. Thankyou, I'm thinking about doing some more posts like these. It's nice to see my blogs being found through new websites as I've only recently joined She Said Beauty xx

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  2. This is such a cool idea, and you've gotten it spot on. When I was in the Lake District I went to an exhibition called Pen, Paint & Pixels, which was showing different artists' views of a certain spot, then a modern photograph attempting the same angle. It was interesting to see how things had changed (or hadn't).. same applies to these.
    X

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    1. Alot of places really had not changed at all and it actually was better that way. It's always nice to see places you grew up aren't over built or gone completely. :)

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  3. This is an amazing idea! It looks so good too. I wish I could do that but I lived in so many places all over the world (army child). I love to do this tho its very cool
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk

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    1. I guess I'm lucky that I've lived in the same place most of my life but yours sounds really interesting! You should write a post about it, I love reading about people's backgrounds x

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  4. What a cool post! It's nice to see someone posting something so different and so inspiring. Just checked out the Dear Photograph website and it's addictive! Could look at those photos forever...

    Mags xxx
    www.thesmartgirlsfashionguide.com

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    1. I literally scrolled through that site for hours! I've had such a great response with this post so much so its given me the go ahead to do more creative photography work!x

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  5. Oh I loved this idea when I first saw it! You've done a fab job! I'm really into photography so this is really interesting!

    Robyn Mayday
    xx

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    1. Thank you! It's really nice to see this post has interested so many different readers. xx

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  6. This is a very cool and originally idea. Great job! x

    Fashion Landscape

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    1. Thankyou, i think I'm going to do some more :)

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  7. Really great idea and lovely blog! Am now following :D
    Would love a follow back :D
    icecreamandclara.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Love this idea!
    Great blog, I'm your newest follower :)
    x

    www.thefashionseason.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou, it was a fun post to do! x

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  9. Wow this is lovely. Such a cool idea, I want to try it! Looks amazing. ]


    Thanks for sharing your link. Love how cool and individual you are. Your outfits posts are lovely :)


    Kassie xo

    http://kassiebarkerjones.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw shucks thanks. You'll have to send me a link if you try it out :)

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  10. This is such a cool idea you did such an awesome job, never seen pictures like this before xxxx

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    1. Thankyou. It's always great to introduce people to this style of photography you should check out the Dear Photograph site it's brilliant x

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  11. What an amazing idea!! Absolutely in love with these pictures x

    www.charlottescollection.co.uk

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    1. Aw shucks thanks, glad you like them :) x

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