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The Totally Amazing Then & Now Photos of Irina Werning

PANCHO IN 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Photographer Irina Werning is on quite a trip. She is going “back to the future” in her photo series of the same name.

Werning paying very close attention to detail recreates the childhood photographs of her subjects. From their clothing, their hairstyle, to the lighting and backgrounds of the old pictures, she pays an accurate homage to the originals. It’s a pretty brilliant idea and fortunately Werning is an extremely gifted photographer and has the skills to see the project through to perfection.

Buenes Aires native Werning said of her ongoing project:

“I love old photos. I admit being a nosy 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.”

Check out a selection of the Back to the Future photographs right here:

  • Damian in 1989 and in 2010 – London 1 of 7
    Damian in 1989 and in 2010 - London
    Great photos. Love how the photographer completely got the lighting, the back drop and the shirt exact!
  • Negra 1980. Buenos Aire 2 of 7
    Negra 1980. Buenos Aire
    This little girl went through many changes...
  • Negra in 2010, Buenos Aire 3 of 7
    Negra in 2010, Buenos Aire
    to the adorned woman she is today.
  • Flo, Maria & Dolores in 1979 4 of 7
    Flo, Maria & Dolores in 1979
    The trio may have gotten older...
  • Flo, Maria & Dolores in 2010 5 of 7
    Flo, Maria & Dolores in 2010
    but the photographer got them to wear the same clothing!
  • Tommy in 1977, Buenos Aires 6 of 7
    Tommy in 1977, Buenos Aires
    This photo totally looks like 1977.
  • Tommy in 2010, Buenos Aires 7 of 7
    Tommy in 2010, Buenos Aires
    And I love how the subject kept his same expression on his face, so many years later.

Photographs via Irina Werning

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