Thursday, February 24, 2011

Back To The Future with Irina Werning

Meet Irina Werning - a little obsessive, but at the same time so passionate and thoughtful. She writes on her website of this work: "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... A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future."

I was introduced to Irina by Miss James, and keep in mind that many of the original photographs date back 20+ years! What an amazing project.

My favourite is the girl in the brown dress, next to the pillar. Maybe one day I'll create some of my own - I'm inspired as hell! It makes your mind tick... I think that no matter how much we grow and change and experience in the big, bad world, there's always that little person inside of us playing in Dad's workshop, wearing one tiny pink gumboot, with the other little socked foot in the mud.

Some of her other work also worthy of note:

Happy Thursday, you!

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