then and now

Posted by Ellen

Here is Lali in Buenos Aires, the little girl in 1978 and the big girl thirty-two years later, in 2010. Argentinian photographer Irina Werning has published a series of such portraits, which she calls Back to the Future. The exercise requires a degree of attention to detail--re-creating the pose, facial expression, clothing,setting, lighting, and color tone of the original--that Werning says it taught her just how obsessive she is about her work.

We'll look at another one tomorrow.

Posted by Ellen

 

Richard and Bob Stein, twenty-six years ago (1984) and a couple of weeks ago (2010). It's a different couch, but what else is new?