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Back to the Future: a photograph concept

Back to the Future: a photograph concept

Ok, I know I have posted about Back to the Future before … however I promise this isn’t another blog post about Michael J Fox and the movies that made him famous back in the 80s.

This post instead is about a fantastic photograph concept by Argentinean photographer Irina Werning with the same namesake. Irina’s photograph project differs quite dramatically from the Back to the Future concept most of you will remember.

This remarkable project is based on re-creating photographs and moments in one’s past … and I must say, with spectacular detail. Everything from clothing and location, to the film and the facial expressions are matched to the original photograph to the best of her ability. What was once just “another photograph” from one’s childhood or youth is turned into something that takes your breath away!

Irina says of her project:

“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.”

Here are some of the photographs from her project:

If you’d like to see more of the photographs from Irina’s project, click here.

Yours in photography,


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