Posted by Alex
Back to the Future is a fascinating project by Irina Werning. She has convinced friends and family to recreate their old photos — in some cases, the resemblance is absolutely uncanny. Of course the location, person, clothes etc are all the exact same, but she’s also done a wonderful job of matching the look and feel of the original photograph. That is way harder than it looks. Matching the lighting must have taken forever!
I want to do this. Off to find some old photos of myself…
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foo says:February 15, 2011 at 12:19 pm
Those are spot on. Great attention to detail. I wonder if she got the idea from this site, which I visit every day. http://www.zefrank.com/youngmenowme/blog/
Ian Shimkoviak says:February 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm
super. would make a great exhibit.
James says:February 15, 2011 at 1:43 pm
I saw this yesterday and I’m still thinking about how difficult that would be to replicate…but the idea is fantastic!
mike m says:February 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm
wow this is really making the rounds today. This is the third blog I’ve seen it on today alone.
mike m says:February 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm
Ze Frank has a similar project: http://www.zefrank.com/youngmenowme/blog
FuckinAO says:February 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm
COOL STORY, BRO
TiM says:February 15, 2011 at 6:47 pm
Wow. Looks like some things never change.
That is seriously an awesome concept. ^_^
Sam says:February 15, 2011 at 11:05 pm
Zefrank had this idea a while ago…
DES says:February 15, 2011 at 11:16 pm
This is so cool.
can i “heart” it again and again?
Kyle says:February 16, 2011 at 5:18 am
these are so so well done. love it
Mike says:February 16, 2011 at 7:25 am
Aside from Ze Frank, this concept is done all the time by amateurs on reddit. In fact, you could say it’s a pretty well established meme that’s far from original.
ant says:February 16, 2011 at 8:08 am
Contemporary Chinese photographer Hai Bo has been doing this for many years in his “They” series with old Cultural Revolution family portraits.
grace. says:February 16, 2011 at 9:05 am
super crative !!!! she nailed it- although most people say Ze Frank had a similar concept, the attention to detail and similarities in light are hard to accomplish! Nice! Will repost!
Karey says:February 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm
If you like this check out Gillian Wearing. She recreates portraits of her family with masks and prosthetics. Some of them are very creepy.
RA_OUL says:February 17, 2011 at 10:57 pm
Definitely a genuinely great photo project! The time and attention to detail in the project really resulted in a rad series. Inspiring for sure.
micha says:February 18, 2011 at 10:15 am
Yes, a redditor internet meme. seen many times, even in an exhbition at Saatchy’s gallery, London, this fall.
But, yes, good details in this one.
Bobby Chombo says:February 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm
Really cool. The full set is a must to scroll through.
toby says:March 28, 2011 at 10:30 am
this concept has been created and published years before by the artist conny habbel
Priscilla says:April 26, 2011 at 3:29 pm
brilliant idea!! and so well made!
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