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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Back to the future

For her Back to the Future project, photographer Irina Werning, where she invites people to reenact their childhood photos. Awesome.

(Thanks, Raj)

143 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely idea. So cute to see how these kids look as grown-ups.

Alessandra said...

I just saw this today via Cool Hunter and loved it.

You know, I also remember an ANTM edition where they did a photo shoot inspired by the models' childhood photos, but I probably shouldn't admit that I watch that show (guilty pleasure, looooove!).

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow..what an amazing project!!! Aww..I love that last one..(cheeky smile)..hahha
Kisses

Dancing Branflake said...

How fun! I would never so this- I was the most ugly kid ever!

Christine said...

Oh my god, this project is awesome! What a creative idea... gets me thinking about a few hilarious childhood photos that might need some re-enacting soon :)

Miss Molly said...

wow, this is so awesome! what a great concept ♥

http://missmollyfashions.blogspot.com/

Mlle Norvegienne said...

This is such a fun idea! Loving it!

Xoxo Little Flapper said...

So cute :) I might try this.

kitten roar said...

I saw a series of photos like this on another website and it was hilariously fascinating. Always crazy to see how people change but can stay exactly the same.

Meant for a Moment Designs said...

this is a riot, I love it

kirstyb said...

this is absolutely brill - love it xxxx

Stephanie @ Blawsom said...

That's seriously cool. I wonder what my 'back to the future' moment would be...

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

SO awesome! :) Such a fun idea. My, look how they've grown :)

Happy Wife said...

I agree with all of the above! These photos are so cute, and the project looks like a lot of fun!
Thanks for sharing!

amy said...

OK, this is the coolest thing I've seen in a while. LOVE photography projects like this one!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

What a fun idea, it's fantastic. I did this with my daughter a few times. Every time we went to Disneyland I had her pose in front of the same door - mostly to track her growth in a fun way. Love this.

Molly said...

What a great idea! Those pictures are a riot- so much fun. I'd love to reenact some childhood photos with my little sister!

All So Cute said...

Great idea :)

Heather Mead Kim said...

This is so great - same expressions, same body language, I love it! :)

designstiles said...

Whoa, I just bloogged about this too. And I included something similar I did with a photo of my mom I recreated.

http://bit.ly/gR6cLi

Sara Szatmary said...

How fun would it be to do this with Toby every five years so you have a sequence!?

17 Perth said...

Haha---That is freaking awesome! Love this idea!

Mrs. C said...

This is amazing!!!!! Such a fantastic idea!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

www.mrscapretta.blogspot.com

annton said...

this project is not only fun, but show a lot about the pocess of life. marvelous!

the chirpy bird said...

GET OUTA HERE!
I'm obsessed!
xo tash

Melanie's Randomness said...

This is awesome!!! I gotta check this out!!!

Melanie's Randomness

Blue Is Bleu said...

Heehee so cute! Love this idea!

Kelly R said...

This is so cool! Thanks very much for sharing!

Meg said...

This would be the best anniversary present for parents - have their kids reenact their childhood photos! Thanks for the cool idea.

clementimes said...

Amazing! These photos are hilarious!

dawn said...

this would be fun to do with a sibling, childhood sweetheart or best friend. the bathtub one- hilarious!

julia said...

that is the funniest thing i've seen in a while. love. love love.

Bronwyn said...

So cool! I love the first one - people don't really change, no?

windeater.blogspot.com

K Blue said...

What an amazing, amazing project!!!!! I'd love to do this with family photos. Thank you for sharing. Incredible.

Alejandra Ramos said...

That is seriously cute! My favorite is the one of the girl in the white t and boots. How did she find those exact boots so many years later? (Or maybe they really ARE the same boots?) Either way...I love it!

Kiley said...

My brother and I do this every christmas! There's a picture where he is sitting cross legged and I'm sitting with my feet out in front of the christmas tree and we re-enact it every year, LoL.

LaLicenciada said...

sooo funny!!!

Best,
Li
@LaLicenciada

Swedish In Atlanta said...

So cool!
Petra

Eliza Jane said...

This is such a fun project! I totally want to participate in something like this!

Jessie Leigh said...

Oh my god that's brilliant. I'm thinking I'm going to have to recreate the photo of when I was 4, sitting at a coloring book in my underwear with a crayon tucked behind my ear. Nerd since preschool.

Elaine said...

LOL! That's SO funny! I love it.

www.clothedmuch.com

cara. said...

totally just posted this on my blog yesterday. these are great!

jociegal said...

What a great idea!!!

hogger and co said...

Haahhaha, so funny!

Jan said...

I am so-so-so loving this!

rebecca s. said...

LOVE it!

Isabella Kiss said...

ohhhh i could have fun with this!

Jan said...

challenged to get your link to open ... keep getting an error message. maybe that's 'cuz so many peeps are trying to access it at once ... like wildfire ... hmmm?

even with that minor frustration I still like the idea and want to give it a go ... :O)

Lorin Drinkard said...

Such a creative way to look at the past! I would be a great candidate for the project. Friends love to tease that I look exactly same as I did in my baby photos.

http://blessyourheartva.blogspot.com

The Dandy Portraits said...

This project is just so brilliantly fun, and well done technically.

Amanda Swann said...

Oh I needed a good laugh today. This is too funny! What a brill idea.

The Cheeky Cafe

erin said...

this is awesome.

Nicole said...

Love it! So beautiful to see the passage of time like that. Although, I must be a bit slow, it took me awhile to realize most of those were photoshopped heads onto the old pictures and I was amazed at these people's abilities to find an outfit exactly like the one they had when they were kids.

Rachel Tobias said...

Found Back to the Future a couple of days ago and fell in love with it. Glad you posted it!

Here's another great photography project: Touching Strangers

http://www.renaldi.com/portfolio/tstrangers1.html

victoria said...

this is so amazing!

Kathrine said...

So so cool!!!

Clio said...

these are hilarious!

Caton Ann said...

love this idea, almsot inspired to try it with some of our own fmaily photos, but then I remember my terrible photogrpahy skills. oh well!

http://catonann.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness this is too adorable!

I definitely have some childhood photos that I would NOT want to recreate!

Sarah - Toronto editor - http://www.fashionotes.com

jenny said...

This is a great idea! Looks so fun

Rachael said...

I think we crashed her site - which I will be bookmarking to check out later! What a great idea!

redfrizzz said...

what a fantastic concept.

Tsuki aka LittleGrayFox said...

I love these! There's a site (Young me Now me) that has people re-enact old family photos. I thought about doing it once. They have some really funny ones, here: www.zefrank.com/youngmenowme/

-Tsuki

abigail said...

Genius!
she should team up with the folks at Awkward Family Photos.

guusvanvugt said...

helo, great great blog! its really inspired me :)) look out, i gone follow you! lotsoflove
http://guusvanvugt.blogspot.com

Kathryn said...

I love this project!

Her name was Lola said...

These make me so happy! Love, love, love them. Thanks for posting. xo Lola

Dana said...

This is so AWESOME! I put in on my facebook :)

Vfriedrich said...

What an incredible idea. I love this! XO Valerie

www.imstarvin.blogspot.com

Sage Crown Parker said...

Nnnooooo way, this is really good.
just love it!
thanks for sharing,
sageisland.blogspot.com

Mariabot said...

OMG, this is so neat! So many of these were nearly perfect! Great idea!

alexa said...

thats funny i like it
the last pic is a little yucks though :D lolz

anna k. said...

This is SO cool!

Jane M. said...

I love "FLOR, MALE, SIL IN 1983 & 2010". Thanks for sharing :)

ninniemuggins said...

There is another similar project/blog called "Young Me Now Me," although the photos there are submitted by readers, as opposed to taken by a professional. Check it out here: http://www.zefrank.com/youngmenowme/

nicole said...

I came across this yesterday and loved it. Brilliant! xoxo.

Sera said...

haha, so awesome. what a creative idea.

Happenstance said...

Okay, these are awesome. Love guy at the top.

Hazel said...

This is such a great idea! I'd love to see more...

Jenni Austria Germany said...

such a fun idea. my mom would love if we (my sisters and i) did this for her as a gift.

s.212 said...

I'm so going to try this and make it my facebook picture :)

Good Enough Mommy said...

I did this with my toddler son recreating a famous shot of my brother standing in the grass wearing only tighty witeys and rain boots holding a flower. So funny and cute!

circularchoice said...

Love these, especially the girl in the boots! Will you be contributing a diptych to this adorable series? Speaking of your gifts for guys post, this could make a sweet framed gift :)

lady lyles said...

See, finds like this are why we like you

Steph said...

Oh gosh, these are so adorable! The accuracy of the backgrounds are totally striking as well. What an interesting project (:

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Notes from Holly St. said...

this is so cool...love it!

little moon lover said...

haha this is hillarious, I love it... can't wait to see the whole thing.. thanks for sharing..
stay cool..

craftysunday said...

These are great! The high school where I student taught does this for their yearbook. Graduating seniors are encouraged to submit childhood photos, and then they reenact them as accurately as possible, often with other graduating students. As a teacher, it's especially fun to see how much a student has grown from when they were in 4th grade to their senior year!

mosey said...

what an amazing amazing project! thanks for sharing it.

Jessica said...

i wonder if she knows about zefrank? he already had this "young me now me" project going on for quite awhile now. its super hilarious!

http://www.zefrank.com/youngmenowme/

Darcie said...

How fun! I would definitely try this sometime. What a cute gift idea for mother's or father's day too!

Linka said...

So cute and fun! Love the idea

Brigitta Ryan {duo} said...

I have to agree with some other comments about Young Me Now Me. This 'Back to the Future' project is a total rip off of ZeFrank's project that started in 2008.

Though I appreciate Irina Werning's work, there's no doubting how identical this is.

And it must be added that YMNM is much more endearing as people recreate their photos on their own.

Evie said...

I love this idea! I need to look for a photo of me where the outfit is easily re-creatable... are New Kids on the Block tshirts and stirrup leggings still easy to get?

caroline duke said...

ha! this is hilarious. what a great idea.

Mo said...

Oh, I love this! I'd love to reenact a particular fav pic of mine!

Catherine Masi said...

Holy cow! What an ambitious endeavor. So well orchestrated and I just can't stop going back to compare the two on all of the images in the link. Awesome.

JENNY said...

Woo ~ I'd love to recreate me as a baby biting my toes... haha. doubt that I can be that flexible now.

Miyan said...

this is WAY cool. What a genius idea!

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Sixes and Sevens said...

What amazing pictures. I wouldn't mind recreating a few of my pictures.

giulia said...

Funny! I'll try do do some shot with my family

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I am still looking for something suitable to compare me now with then.

alessandra nitti said...

incredible! i LOVE this blog dear! it's so original :-)
xoxo http://wonderfashionista.blogspot.com/

La Franglaise said...

Yes, I saw this somewhere on another blog and thought it was such a great idea I need to do the same with a couple of my childhood photos.

winter fleur said...

such an adorable post!!!

Gaelan @ Uschi and Kay said...

These are hilarious and so fun!

Jenna U said...

this is awesome and hysterical! last years christmas card my mom had my siblings at 20 something year olds re-enact a christmas card from 1991. It was hysterical and people loved our card!

-jenna
http://professionallaughing.blogspot.com/

Nicole Marie said...

this is AMAZING!!! just went to her site. so cool

Nicky said...

such a RAD!!!!! idea. Think I might try that one out- thanks! :D

Liv said...

Such a simple but yet great idea!

Julie said...

beyond fantastic!

hearttypat said...

this. is. so. cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to recreate the childhood photo and produce a treatment that matches them is simply amazing! i love this!

Carrie said...

Oh, thank you so much for posting this! I had been looking for this site (or another one similar) for months and months. My husband and I recreated a photo of his at our summer cottage for a christmas present this year!

Awesome

Josie said...

Wow I love the pics. What an awesome idea!

suzy said...

aren't these so great? i was on her site this morning drooling over them, and i felt so sad when i realized i'd seen all of them and there were no more to see.
ah. to be THAT kind of artist.

Jenn said...

How creative! It's fun looking back and seeing how you've changed yet you're still a child at heart.

Anonymous said...

phone it in much?

Sarah Hawley said...

I scanned too fast and didn't realize that they were the same people. So fun!

sparklemejosie said...

aw that's fabulous! I would love to take part in something like that! what a great idea.

overachiever said...

these are beyond amazing :) how do you find all these cool photo projects? lol. they make me want to reenact some of my old photos.

http://reluctantoverachiever.blogspot.com/

Maria said...

Awh this is so awesome!

hthueson@gmail.com said...

Awh, we do this for Mother's day for my mom (obviously, hence the title of the holiday!)!!

Lisa said...

That is hilarious!!

Mina said...

lol! Thanks for the laugh! Hysterical!

crystal glamour said...

such a great post :)


http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

stephanie said...

that is so amazingly cute!! what a wonderful project idea!

Julie said...

These are amazing! So interesting!!

www.CelebrityOwned.com

NellElizabeth said...

I love this Joanna! Thanks for sharing

Sarah said...

I just discovered this project, too. What a great idea!

Sydney said...

Love this idea!! Just recommended it to a photo friend. Would be a really cute idea for a present :)

http://thetastysidetolife.blogspot.com/

Paullyn Villaseñor said...

ohmygoodness!.. so glad you posted this. really lovely concept. would love for me to take photos of my childhood friends . another great post!

Seema said...

Vow ! It really a great idea. Would be so fun to do it..

Morgan B. said...

Oh wow. I have a picture of my husband in a miniature golfers outfit with both fingers stuck in his nose. We are so doing this project tomorrow.

Jackie B. said...

This is awesome Joanna! Hope you don't mind but I had to share it too!I made sure to credit your blog, which Im a huge fan of by the way... keep up the good work =)

http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.com/

caroline said...

this is so great.

RosMari Brand said...

This is SUCH and AMAZING idea!!! Hilarious and creative! I may actually do something like this too! How fun!

Linda said...

this is hilarious!

my boyfriend actually did the same thing himself a few years back:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_9UvUA0agBU/TWSnVjaUQqI/AAAAAAAAABw/8N-2z9Jor5g/s400/dave+boat+young.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q_zWyzpw06k/TWSnVRgyfwI/AAAAAAAAABs/kvMc5Z_xrhQ/s400/dave+boat+old.jpg

this was so funny, i absolutely had to share on my blog, too (with credit to you!)

http://www.theyoungcurator.com/2011/02/double-take.html

thanks for this!

Sharlene Yaqui said...

Neat-0
I saw this on fubiz but didn't realize that it was project. Gracias!

artsy ant simona said...

thanks for the link, i spend a long time on her website looking at the pictures. very inspiring! i'd love to do something like that too!

cap's said...

awesome it's so cool!

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