Then and Now Portrait Photography by Irina Werning

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March 02, 2011

Irina Werning is a photographer who loves to look at other peoples' old photographs. Instead of just admiring the photos, she wonders how people would feel and look if they were to reenact the same photos today.

This project, titled Back To The Future features a collection of her photographs of individuals and groups of people reenacting a photograph that was taken in the past (usually many years ago).

The result is somewhat beautiful. You can tell just from one photo that a lot of work has been put into research, locations and props for each and every shoot - even time and money has been put towards finding the same (or similar) object in the background, such as wallpaper or curtains.

Irina Werning is a photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you like her unique style of portrait photography, be sure to check out her portfolio.

This post was put together exclusively for WDD by Callum Chapman, the man behind Picmix Store and Circlebox Blog.

How do the photos in this project make you feel? From the use of photography and editing techniques, can we create a false sense of - or lack of - time?

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