Back To The Future! Photography By Irina Werning

La Negra in 1980 and 2010, Buenos Aires. © Irina Werning

Recreating a Moment in Time
Irina Werning is an Argentinian Photographer with an obsession for old photos. So much so, that the opening statement on her “Back to the Future” gallery page goes something like this.

“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…A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.”

PANCHO in 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires. © Irina Werning

The project has now taken on new life. Irina is expanding the project, looking for what she calls “some cliches.” She is looking for people with old pictures of themselves in specific areas or at famous monuments: “in LA next to the walk of fame, in NY posing with statue of liberty or times sq, in Paris next to tour eiffel, in Berlin next to teh berlin wall.”

Irina Werning PARENTS in 1970 & 2010, Buenos Aries. © Irina Werning

Irina Werning has other styles of photography. But I think the time and effort put into this series of photos trumps her other work. This kind of series has been done many times I’m sure. Most recently by photographers Ze Frank‘s project Young Me/Now Me and Mark Wilson‘s project Childhood Photos, Recreated as Adults Today. Apparently, there is a lot of “who’s is better” chatter about these similar series. By the post I made today, I’m pretty sure you know who I’m voting for.

LUCIA in 1956 & 2010, Buenos Aires. © Irina Werning

So, Irina Werning, give Us Art! salutes you!


This post inspired by Dorn Jonah McIntosh‘s post on my Facebook page! Thanks, for the cool lead Jonah!

To see more of Irina Werning’s work, go to here website!


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