in time, 11.7.11

11.11.2011

On Monday morning I woke up with the sun.

Inspired by the latest Chevy commercial on tv, I decided to get dressed, make some coffee and head out with my camera and a small photo album.

I drove all over Montauk for 2 hours capturing past memories in the form of old photographs, against an expansion of their original backdrops. It was such a nice feeling to stand in the places I know I've been and recapture bits of those memories. We're constantly passing places we've been, or places our loved ones once stood, but we don't often give it much thought. I was very comforted by the thought that, although I was standing in these spots quite alone, I was once there with my family.

This will definitely be an on going project.
I'm looking forward to any future travels that bring me to places I've been. (and of course places that I haven't been so that I can make new memories to photograph and remember in the future.)

(in case you're thinking "she was inspired by a car commercial??" you must watch it. Please. It really is quite beautiful and full of American pride.)

Dad and I at Kirk Beach; 1986
Mom, Marissa, and I at Gosman's Dock; 1990
Mom, Marissa and I by the jetty at Gosmans; 1990
Our hot pink kayak, Marissa and I outside of "Bird on the roof"; 2000

36 comments:

  1. I absolutely love these pictures! I need to see if I have anything I can do this w. LOVE! And I'm off to watch that car commercial. I'll admit I have geared up from a commercial or two.

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  2. Wait, the old person commercial?? Haha!

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  3. Ths is such a spectacular project! I want to try it so badly now!

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  4. amazing post! so original!!! :)

    http://traveloguewithlove.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow, this is beautiful.
    And so inspiring - I am tempted to give it a go too. Thanks for sharing! x

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  6. You need to submit these! http://dearphotograph.com/

    I've always been tempted to do this, you may have just inspired me to give it a go.

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  7. I love these so much! They make me think of dearphotograph.com too :)

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  8. I would love to be able to do this with all my old photographs... perhaps when I head home for the holidays I'll give it a try.

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  9. It reminds me of the website www.dearphotograph.com
    I've been wanting to try this too. So awesome x
    Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

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  10. this is so cool! going to watch the tv ad now..

    Katie x

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  11. Wow, this is amazing! Wonderful! xxx

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  12. just had to come back & say - great commercial too! sharing it on my facebook :)

    Katie x

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  13. These are so beautiful, well done on creating such gorgeous double photographs!

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  14. I love this. Like, a ridiculous amount.

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  15. that is so cool! really awesome idea...
    -Georgia
    http://swonderfulgd.blogspot.com/

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  16. these are GREAT! I need to do this. So fun!!

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  17. hey! there's a flickr group for this! (not sure which came first, the flickr group or the commercial)
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/lookingintothepast/

    you should totally post your stuff! i want to to this, but i've been too lazy. maybe i need to grab some photos from my mom's and just do it!

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  18. This is the greatest idea!!! I can not believe how perfectly you lined them up. Great Post!!!

    www.alittlebitadrift.blogspot.com

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  19. seriously so fabulous girl! even better than the commercial ;)
    and in response to your post, i adore my little baby. he's a wired hair miniature dachshund! gotta love those little guys!
    xo TJ

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  20. oommmggg this is the coolest thing ever!!! WOW!! i see georgie even made the pictures hahaha... i miss you, and montauk, and gosman's and beach etc. can't wait to come home soon!!

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  21. Wow, this is such a fantastic idea! I would love to give this a go with some of my own family photos. The pictures you took are beautiful.

    Katie x

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  22. Oh these are just wonderful! I love how you've done these photos!

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  23. this is AMAZING! I love this idea! great job!

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  24. that commercial was so inspiring and made me want the car haha, I loved it and I love this post so so so so so much! haha, it's beautiful and brilliant, I want more and I want to do them too! :) Love love love it! :)

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  25. This post is brilliant! I LOVE the way you brought the past and the present together :)

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  26. Oh yes! Sooo lovely! Gonna look through my pictures!

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  27. This is amazing, I love how you combined the past & present pictures. I feel like I could stare at these for hours because it's just creative genius.

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  28. i love love love this! what a great way to recreate beautiful moments!

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  29. What a fun idea, love it.

    New follower

    Tab
    my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

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  30. ohhhh i just love this, what a great idea.

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  31. These are amazing! I would love to try it for myself :)

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