The “Back to the Future” Photography of Irina Werning

Argentinian photographer Irina Werning’s “Back to the Future” series of photographs features people reenacting photographs of themselves taken decades ago, and has made Werning a well-known photographer after going viral on the Internet over the past year.

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. [#]

NPR created the behind-the-scenes video above in which Werning talks about her interesting project.

Back to the Future (via Fstoppers)

  • Joe Dyndale

    So, she either ripped off the concept from Ze Frank, or this was just something that “had” to happen :O) Anyway, it’s a cool idea.

  • Michael

    Good stuff.  She’s clearly passionate about her work.

  • Anonymous

    Ripped or not it’s still much better executed than Ze Frank’s old/new photos. :)

  • Joe Dyndale

    Of course, seeing as those were done by regular people, and these by a professional photographer :O) Still, like I said, cool idea, regardless of who came up with it first.

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