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Monday, March 21, 2011

Retro Photos, Redone...

Photographer Irina Werning has long been fascinated with old photographs, especially the ones that capture the goofy poses and dated interiors.

"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," she explains on her website. "A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future."

Her subjects dug out their old photographs, and -- with a little creative staging -- allowed Werning to recreate their past.

The result is amazing:

GAHH, people are so funny! I love them.

Werning -- who took most of these photos in London and Buenos Aries (where she's living at the moment) -- has more photos like this on her website.


She looking for new subjects for her Back to the Future II series.
If you're in New York or Boston (in May) or in Europe (in June)
and don't care about reliving your past,
drop her a line!

BTW, she has a hilarious set of photos that she took of her friend's hairless dog, Chini.

(Via Better Shelter Blog.)


Blogger littleghostgirl said...

We're having to do a photo project exactly like this for an undergrad photo class. My professor actually showed us her images last class to help us understand what he wanted us to do. Her work is surprisingly accurate and oftentimes humorous. It must take so much work! They're fantastic. :D

March 21, 2011 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Finie Ramos said...

OMG! this is totally awesome!how do they get the same clothes?

March 21, 2011 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger English Muse said...

i think the photographer has some of them custom's crazy!

March 21, 2011 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my goodness, these are soooo much fun!
Loving them!

March 22, 2011 at 3:19 AM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

These are clever....xv

March 22, 2011 at 4:21 AM  
Blogger the real mia said...

These are awesome.

March 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger kimberj said...

Ingenious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great idea for a 50th birthday celebration or some goofy thing :)

March 22, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Katie Bee said...

I saw these a few weeks ago via Annekata's blog, and laughed so. hard. I love the one second from the bottom. The clueless work isn't quite so cute in adulthood, is it?

March 22, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger jenni said...

I'm obsessed with this idea. I can't stop thinking about which pictures I'd work with!

March 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Iva said...

these photos make me smile! I don´t know why, but it´s true=)

March 23, 2011 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Holly Anne said...

i'm so crazy about this series. i wish she would come to virginia so i could participate! i have just the photo in mind...

March 24, 2011 at 6:17 AM  
OpenID said...

Absolutely love love love these. :D



March 24, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Karolina said...

so cool

March 27, 2011 at 5:47 AM  

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