Back to the Future

This is nostalgia gone viral. These images are everywhere on the net, but maintain their power touching some archetypal spot, deep down, that is compellingly engaging and haunting, connecting us to those most human issues of time and aging, impending death, vulnerability. This series, called Back to the Future, is the work of Argentinian photographer Irina Werning, who works to recreate the original portrait–the setting, exposures, props, even the clothing worn by the subject.  These images capture our imaginations about the journey in between these photos.

Pancho in 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Lucia in 1956 & 2010, Buenos Aires

La Negra in 1980 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Flo, Maria, & Dolores in 1979 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Irina Werning's parents in 1970 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Marita & Coty in 1977 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Sue in 1977 & 2010, London

Oscar in 1978 & 2010, Buenos Aires

All Photographs © Irina Werning

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4 Responses to Back to the Future

  1. beverlydiehl says:

    Oh, how very interesting! Loved looking at those, they were enchanting. Funny how some things didn’t seem to change at all, like that ?apartment building?, right down to the paint.

  2. Wow, I love these. Still reading about Arbus…thinking about these in the context of her photos.

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