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January 21, 2013 / becca shayne

past and present – recreating nostalgia

I have another past and future post for you today. A series of photographs, diptychs where the first is the original and the second is a staged recreation many years later. Some of them are eerily successful, while others are just plain odd. I find the idea of this project intriguing and unusual. Argentinian photographer Irina Werning‘s project Back To the Future (part one and part two) has that strange, exotic, uncomfortable, giddy, tangential string of unresolved emotions. It makes you wonder what happened in the years between, and how long did it take to get the recreation right?
She says about her work:

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… Two years ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future..

You can see more pictures on her website

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