Photographer Travels Through Time By Inserting Herself Into Her Childhood Photos

Published 10 years ago

London-based Japanese photographer Chino Otsuka explores the harsh truth of time lapse in her highly nostalgic and heartwarming series “Imagine Finding Me”. Otsuka took old photos from her childhood and adolescence and put pictures of her present self in them, creating bittersweet double self-portraits.

The work was done marvelously well. The two figures seems so natural being together in cool melancholy, as if the artist has gone back in time to meet her younger self.

“The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history,” said the photographer.


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Chino Otsuka, contemporary photography, double self-portrait, Imagine Finding Me, passage of time, photography manipulation, self-portrait, time, time travel, time-lapse
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