Thursday 23 February 2012

A copy years later

Today I stumbled upon photographer Irina Werning's 'Back to the Future' series (via).
Irina chose old photos and asked the people depicted in them to pose for her in order to recreate identical shots years and years later.

I was completely drawn to each set of pictures, trying to imagine the thousands of things these people must have lived, felt and seen between their two shots. It's beautiful to see how people have grown and changed, yet how some of their features stay exactly the same...
And I am amazed by Irina's tremendous attention to detail: everything is so precisely reconstructed!

All photos from Irina Werning's website (BACK TO THE FUTURE and BACK TO THE FUTURE 2 (2011) collections)

To see more incredible pairs, check out her 2010 and 2011 'Back to the Future' collections of photos...

And if you enjoy looking at old photos and imagining people's lives, there's also 'Dear Photograph'. It's kind of in the same vein.


  1. Incredibly beautiful!

  2. I'm glad you like it, Mel. I was really touched by it too...


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