Recreations of Old Family Photos

Irina Werning’s sentimental project Back to the Future revisits moments from people’s youth, with touching and funny results.

When Back to the Future emerged online its endearing images resonated broadly, and the project went viral. That was four years ago; after globetrotting through 35 countries, Werning has put her greatest hits into a book.

Cameras and films throw out every kind of tone and finish, which makes Werning’s coming so close to the original photos quite the achievement, even with the help of Photoshop. She won’t say much about the details of her process, but admits to an almost uncontrollable urge to go through subjects’ family photos upon meeting them.

Cecile 1987 & 2010 France

Demian 1989 & 2010 London

Ian 1983 & 2010 London

Lucía 1956 & 2010 Buenos Aires

Marita y Coty 1977 & 2010 Bs Aires

Mechi 1990 & 2010 Buenos Aires

Pancho 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires