i’m jealous of irina werning

What do I love more than vintage photography? THIS! I love this more than vintage photography! Yep, vintage photography reenacted decades later {right down to the bubble bath, grass skirt, and raised eyebrows} by Buenos Aires based photographer Irina Werning. Here is her description of this insanely hilarious series titled Back to the Future:

‘I love old photos. I admit being a nosy 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.’

{…thanks to Jeff of Liberia 77 for pointing me to Irina’s work.}






comments (21)

  1. Tricia /// 02.16.2011 /// 7:36am

    As soon I saw this on Jeff’s FB page, I wondered if you would feature it! I am so glad that you did! The photos are awesome!

  2. chum /// 02.16.2011 /// 8:13am

    these are amazing — snapshot time travel!

  3. Paris Hotel Boutique /// 02.16.2011 /// 8:45am

    This is brilliant!! Wow!

  4. Cez /// 02.16.2011 /// 9:48am

    wow…such a great vintage pics!!!!! love it!!!!

  5. Teresa /// 02.16.2011 /// 10:35am

    OMG, these are fantastic! I love them!

  6. Daughter Earth /// 02.16.2011 /// 10:38am

    saw that you got outed over on SFgirlbybay. Your work is fab!!!
    So glad we finally got to see it!

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  8. Jessica /// 02.16.2011 /// 1:48pm

    LOVE this! Love. Love Love.

  9. kateri /// 02.16.2011 /// 1:49pm

    what a nice project! really well done! i’ve been through all the pictures on her website. it’s amazing!

  10. the jealous curator /// 02.16.2011 /// 2:01pm

    i know… it was so hard not to show every single image in this series!

  11. Ali /// 02.16.2011 /// 3:04pm

    I absolutely love these photographs! What a great idea! Bummer….now I want to do this!!!

  12. Janette /// 02.16.2011 /// 5:14pm

    I love this so incredibly much! We’ve all seen this idea before, but her attention to detail is amazing. Even toplessness! Really makes you appreciate childhood in a new way, doesn’t it?

  13. Brigitte /// 02.16.2011 /// 5:19pm

    Love that he get’s the vintage quality of each image so perfectly (thank you photoshop?!)

  14. Sincerely /// 02.16.2011 /// 8:50pm

    genius. what a great concept!

  15. the jealous curator /// 02.16.2011 /// 9:53pm

    yes! brilliant, well-executed… and hilarious!

  16. Sharon /// 02.16.2011 /// 10:34pm

    I laughed so hard my dogs were frightened. Ms. Werning’s sniffing around is too much fun.
    In fact I look very much like the baby sister in the black & white, both when I was little then and the pouting face now.

  17. Lily from Birch + Bird /// 02.17.2011 /// 2:06pm

    Oh my word, I just laughed out loud too! Those are amazing and such a great idea…thanks so much for sharing! Still chuckling over the last one while making sure my kids don’t see :)

  18. Julie /// 02.18.2011 /// 8:58pm

    Holy crap! This might be the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Brillant and so funny!

    Cheers!! -julie

  19. mareike /// 02.19.2011 /// 6:53am

    what a great idea. i love it! thanks for curating…

  20. the jealous curator /// 02.19.2011 /// 9:20am

    thanks mareike! (i can’t seem to stop curating!) ; )

  21. anne /// 02.22.2011 /// 9:19am

    These are great! Thanks for sharing!