A Trip Down Memory Lane


If we recall the past, we mostly see nothing more than snap-shots in front of our inner eye - some family celebrations, first day of school or our playground love. The residual remembrance became blurred in the course of time which reminds us day by day how time flies. Irina Werning was tired of letting life passing by unhindered. For this reason, the photographer grabbed her camera and channeled it into a time machine to capture memorable moments - the hour of birth of "Back to the future" which rapidly turned into an overnight sensation.


Soon, StumbleUpon and the rest of the blog-o-sphere catapulted her project into the big, wide world. But Werning only gave a shrug, she seemed relatively unfazed, maybe slightly overwhelmed, by the response her photos have generated. False modesty?? Sure, since her photos are really breathtaking. And the latest collection, called "Back to the future 2", doesn't fall short of BTTF 1 at all.  


The idea behind Werning's project is quite simple though. Her describtion: "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." And so she did, and actually does.





© Irina Werning

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