Nostalgia in the Form of Postcards

Take-away items that are also postcards that are also visual representations of nostalgia & quiet longing.

Three sets of three, tied together by three short phrases —













61 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the idea! Congrats on being FP! :)

    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it —

  2. Really like the beach one and the one with the lady sitting at the table! Makes me think a bit of military wives who are home while their husbands are deployed. Our church is near a military base so I’ve gotten to see into that lifestyle more than I have before over the past year and a half. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

    1. You’re right about the pic of the lady sitting at the table. It can be seen as a military wife whose husband is deployed. When I looked at it, I thought of a wife waiting for her husband to come back home (from wherever e.g. a business trip).

      1. that completely makes sense too :)

    2. Hearing the ways in which each person sees an image in a different light is one of my favorite parts of producing photographs – That image of the woman at the table has definitely been defined in so many different ways & I love hearing them all! My Grandfather was a fighter pilot in the Vietnam War, which makes me think of my Grandmother when looking at that photograph.
      Thanks for checking them out!

  3. phillybookpicks says:

    Nice pic posting.

  4. bernasvibe says:

    I love this! Yes, the unspoken sentiment that a picture can express..Remember that phrase @ A picture speaks a thousand words? Its so very true..thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thank you! I don’t know if I have ever heard a statement more true. ^^

  5. I love the idea its beautiful and simple at the same time :)

  6. so pretty and creative …loved them ….especially the train coach…come to me…how apt!
    congratulations on being freshly pressed! well done.

    1. I’m glad to hear that image resonated with you – I was en route to Coney Island while in NY for the first time & was taken aback by the quiet beauty that came about when the train, normally so full of people, was emptied & looking so different —
      Thank you!

      1. beautiful…thanks for sharing

  7. Jen says:

    I love the one of the woman staring longingly out the window.

  8. SandySays1 says:

    Great ideas. You captured the essence with great simplicity. Sandy

  9. Really simple and beautiful. Congrats on FP!

  10. nice work…creative!

  11. bstarbee says:

    chilling. these make me sad (how many times I have longed for someone to be back on this earth or back in my life, at one particular moment), but takes me to that emotional place that gives me goosebumps and inspires me to create! beautiful, and thank you.

    1. I think that wishing for something that one no longer has is one of the most valid emotions — to miss or long for someone/something is impossible to avoid, being human. This is why I chose such phrases – because I know that everyone can relate to such things.

      It makes me happy that the images resonated w/ you & although you felt sad, that sadness is capable of bringing about our best creations. ^_^
      Thank you for sharing!

  12. cliff445 says:

    Nice postcards! What they say about a picture being worth a thousand words is very true, especially in this case. Sometimes the stories write themselves.

  13. madeinmatsue says:

    Great series, can help reading the phrases, over and over, moving.

    1. Awesome, thank you! Repetition almost alters the meaning – very interesting.

  14. Very nicely done. The fonts are so subtle, yet can’t me missed. And of course, beautiful photographs …

    1. Thank you! I had a hard time deciding whether or not the font was legible enough or not — I am glad you felt it was successful!

  15. absolutely gorgeous!

  16. iseebeautyallaround says:

    Pretty cool concept Hailey!

  17. Jade Herrera says:

    These are lovely. The feeling of longing that radiates from these photos are nostalgic, each photo reminds us of a person that we wish we could hold again. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos :)

    1. I am so happy every time I hear someones different interpretation of the photos – Thank you!

  18. Nicely done. I like the one in the parking lot — it’s odd but soothing.

    1. Thank you! Isn’t it interesting how drastically everything changes once the sun goes down?

  19. segmation says:

    Do people that say Wish you were here? Really mean that? Perhaps they left because they needed down time and want to be on hiatus? I have always wondered if they really Wish you were here! LOL!!!

    1. ha! I would certainly hope so — Perhaps not in some situations, but lets hope that most people speaking such words are honest. ^_^

  20. mikerobbers says:

    Great idea and beautiful photography!

    1. Glad you enjoyed them! Thank you —

  21. insearchofdifferent says:

    This is really exceptional! Love the concept and the theme speaks true to my current situation.

    1. Thank you! I am happy that they resonate with you – I appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

  22. williamsanna says:

    So simple, yet so profound. Neat.

  23. Excellent stream of photos. Love the idea.

  24. Perzen Patel says:

    I am a huge fan of post cards and think these are pretty darn amazing.

    1. Awesome! That is very sweet, thank you — I am hoping to get them printed & up for sale here in Portland & online. ^_^

  25. adarshatwar says:

    very beautiful pics. the one with the woman staring out of the window is my favorite.

  26. dancinmoma says:

    Simple and yet so complex. Beautiful. :)

  27. FrolicMe says:

    Wowwww Just LOVE your work…many congratulations on being Freshly Pressed x

  28. Roxie says:

    each one tells a story, even when the sentiment is the same, the evocative emotions allude

  29. kimshay says:

    Very fun and interesting idea. I like them. Helped get my creative mind churning. thanks.

  30. smiller257 says:

    Love the photos…

  31. angelatilio says:

    Reblogged this on angelatilio and commented:

  32. grigorova88 says:

    Very good picture!

  33. uglicoyote says:

    Reblogged this on Visions In My Mind.

  34. Andre Spang says:

    The second piece down affected me for some reason.

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