Irina Werning – making the present past continuous

Matias in 1977 & 2010, Uruguay

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 (click here for more). So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.
Irina Werning

Flor, Male & Sin 1983 & 2010

Estoy en Buenos Aires ahora. Si tenes una foto increible para que recree escribime…
– Irene

Nico in 1986 & 2010, Buenos Aires

There are some terrific and melancholic images in her series Chini and Damned and Beautiful too. And Irina started off with an interest in Economics and History before losing herself in these works and a kind of journalism expressed here. Best imo, she is fond of a kind of Buñuel pelo-hair thing too…

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