(CBS/What's Trending) - Taylor Jones is proof that most good ideas come to you when you are sitting at the kitchen table. His blog Dear Photograph was born out of one of those nights.
"We were looking at old photo albums on our kitchen table," the 21-year-old social media community specialist explained. "I came across an old photo. My brother was sitting across from me, and my mom was sitting in the same exact same range. I took it out, held it up and said to myself, 'This is kind of cool.'"
Hence, from that first photo (seen above), the idea of retaking the picture of an old photo in its modern day surroundings became the basis for the Dear Photograph blog. At the beginning, it was just Jones reliving his childhood, but after a few friends saw his project, he decided to let them join in. Now, he gets about 20 submissions a day, way more than he can use.
The Ontario, Canada native graduated from a two year advertising program last April, but has always blogged as a hobby. "I've started a few, but none of them have caught on," he said. "I'm an idea guy. I own a bunch of domain names. I kind of stalled for a bit, but this one worked.... I'm still working pretty hard at this one, but I'm sure another one will happen. I'll stick with this for a while though."
It won't be hard for Jones to find ways to expand Dear Photograph. He recently signed with an agency in Los Angeles, and a book deal for the blog is already in the works. He's also got a couple of ideas on how to turn Dear Photograph into a reality TV show. However, his ultimate goal? Jones wants to get his favorite band Arcade Fire to feature one of the Dear Photographs on their album cover. "What I've learned from (blogging) is people relate with emotion so if
you're making a blog it has to be good content, content that is going to be able
to spread," he explained.
"That's what I found from this site, " he added "I've got tons of emails from people. They say Dear Photograph has given them a reason to see their parents and look through old photographs together."For a collection of photos featured on the Dear Photograph blog, check out the slideshow below.