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Back to The Future with Irina Werning

Published 5 years ago

Irina Werning, a photographer born in Buenos Aires, is working on an interesting project called “Back to The Future” where she takes someone’s old photo and recreates the same old scene with the same person many years later. While technically it doesn’t sound too complicated, she is unbelievably accurate. It seems that she just found some old and young look-alikes and shot two pictures on the same day.

“I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their the way, this project made me realise I’m a bit obsessive…”

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Diego in 1970 & 2011, Buenos Aires

Damian in 1989 & 2010, London

Marita & Coty in 1977 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Pancho in 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Cecile in 1987 & 2010, France

Fer in 1981 & 2011, Buenos Aires

Ian in 1984 & 2010, London

Nico in 1986 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Lucia in 1956 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Lulu & G in 1980 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Matias in 1977 & 2010, Uruguay

La Negra 1980 & 2010, Buenos Aire

Nico in 1990 & 2010, France

Mechi in 1990 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Nico in 1990 & 2010, France

Tommy in 1977 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Ato 1992 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Andy in 1964 & 2011, Los Angeles

Christoph in 1990 & 2011,  Berlin Wall

Puna in 2003 & 2011, Buenos Aires

Maartje in 1990 & 2011, Amsterdam

The artist invites people who want to do something similar to send their old photos:  “next destinations include: Istanbul (March), Iceland (June) / Please email me your old pictures if you live there: [email protected].

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