Back to the Future with Photographer Irina Werning

The same faces and places, just completely re-created 20, 30 or 40 years later.

This isn’t the first time a photographer has gone back to recreate moments from the past, but this series by Argentinian photographer Irina Werning is just done exceedingly well. Great concept, great execution. The attention to detail is impressive. The images are charismatic, even dynamic in their stillness. Not just with wardrobe and set, but with film stock, blur, image damage, etc. The self-described “obsessive” Werning says:

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 future.

Check out a few more very worthy images, along with a link to the entire collection on Irina’s site after the jump…

One of my personal favorites:


And another:

To see the rest of this series from Irina’s work, please visit her site here. [BTW, know of exceptional bodies of work from other photographers or filmmakers that I can feature here? Please share. I’m really interested in highlighting new, new-to-me, or unexpected talent in our field.]

(Thanks @josiahj for sending Irina my way.)

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