3 Mar

Lulu & G in 1980 & 2010, Buenos Air

BENN AND DAN IN 1979 & 2010, London

compelled by the qualities and narrative-charged nature of vintage images, buenos aires-based photographer irina werning has started a series of portraits fittingly titled, ‘back to the future’. Largely consisting of diptychs, the project has subjects re-enact a childhood photograph from their past in their current image today. the result is a surreal, time traveling carbon copy that manages to capture a sense of the subject’s biography.

Alarmingly detailed in props, image quality, colour balance and expressions,the haunting portraits are at once nostalgic and charming, illustrating that – even with the inevitable effects of time – we are who we are; people change, but they don’t change.

‘Back to the future’ series by irina werning

(above) ‘cecile in 1987 & 2010’, france

image © irina werning

(above) PANCHO IN 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires

All Photographs © Irina Werning

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: