Irina Werning, a photographer born in Buenos Aires, started an interesting project called “Back to The Future” where she takes someone’s old photo and recreates the same old scene with the same person many years later. While it might not sound too complicated, she is unbelievably accurate – it seems that she just found some old and young look-alikes and shot two pictures on the same day.
When asked about her work, Werning says, “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. Two years ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.”
Irina Werning was born in Buenos Aires and has obtained a multitude of degrees and awards. She has a BA in Economics from Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires, an MA in History from Universidad Di Tella in Buenos Aires, and an MA in Photographic Journalism from Westminster University in London. She’s an Ian Parry Scholarship winner, Gordon Foundation Grant recipient, a BURN Emerging Photographer, and SONY World Photography Award winner.
(via Irina Werning)