Before and Now: Childhood Photographs Recreated – The Detail Is Incredible


Recreating childhood photographs have become the craze these days but you’ll never believe what one photographer was able to achieve with 25 cute childhood photos to work on.

Argentinian photographer Irina Werning pushes the limits of photography to recreate stunning images which captured the essence of the original picture – down to the vintage effect, scenery, and matching clothing and props!

The cunning resemblance of the old and new photos makes you look twice as you try to spot the difference between the two. Aptly entitled as the “Back to the Future” project, Werning truly managed to nail this project and create a stunning gallery of childhood and recreated childhood photos.

The following are some of her brilliant work.

Pancho 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires   Photo credit: Irina Werning

Pancho 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

This shot looks like it was taken just seconds or minutes apart!

Fer 1970 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Fer 1970 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

Even the older model looks quite adorable, don’t you think?

Mechi 1990 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Mechi 1990 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

Awww! This little lady already knew how to pose like a model even when she was still so young.

Marita y Coty 1977 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Marita y Coty 1977 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

Notice how the clothes look the same?

Demian 1989 & 2010 London  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Demian 1989 & 2010 London
Photo credit: Irina Werning

The younger version has fuller hair but the photo looks almost the same.

Cecile 1987 & 2010 France  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Cecile 1987 & 2010 France
Photo credit: Irina Werning

Another adorable toddler who’s grown into a lovely young woman.

Nico Mella 1990 & 2010 France  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Nico Mella 1990 & 2010 France
Photo credit: Irina Werning

For a more authentic effect, even the shadowed part of the photograph was recreated as well.

Oscar 1978 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Oscar 1978 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

We couldn’t agree on which photo is more scary – that of the young man or the old man pointing a gun at the photographer!

Ato 1992 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Ato 1992 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

For this one, even the arm around the young man’s shoulders was also recreated (we feel sorry for the arm owner, really).

Lulu Geraldine 1980 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Lulu Geraldine 1980 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

The photographer even managed to make the subject pose nude for the recreated photo.

Ian 1983 & 2010 London  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Ian 1983 & 2010 London
Photo credit: Irina Werning

Older and wiser, this young man seriously takes on his role as model.

Male Sil Flor 1983 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Male Sil Flor 1983 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

These hula girls are so adorable  – younger and older versions alike.

Nico 1986 & 2010 Buenos Aires Photo credit: Irina Werning

Nico 1986 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

The little skater boy has grown into a skater man – and the board looks so much smaller now!

Lucía 1956 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Lucía 1956 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

A timeless classic. Beautiful beyond words.

Marina 1988 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Marina 1988 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

A beautiful young lady caught raiding the fridge.

Flor 1975 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Flor 1975 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

A series of photographs documenting the life of a toddler and the adult she has become – a great idea to do for your kids, really!

Mati 1977 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Mati 1977 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

Happy at the beach!

My Parents 1970 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

My Parents 1970 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

Look how she managed to find a similar setting, with its colors intact!

Negra 1980 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Negra 1980 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

Save for the tattoos and piercings, the resemblance is cunny here, right?

Ingrid 1987 & 2010 Buenos Aires Photo credit: Irina Werning

Ingrid 1987 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

The photographs of these lovely lady look like they were merely taken some minutes apart.

Sue 1977 & 2010 London  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Sue 1977 & 2010 London
Photo credit: Irina Werning

Even the hair looked similar in these two photos.

Tommy 1977 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Tommy 1977 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

A cute toddler grows up into a hunk of a man.

Morita Sisters 1979 & 2010 Bs Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Morita Sisters 1979 & 2010 Bs Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

A portrait of 3 lovely sisters.

Lali 1978 & 2010 Buenos Aires  Photo credit: Irina Werning

Lali 1978 & 2010 Buenos Aires
Photo credit: Irina Werning

Another creative presentation of a lovely young lady.

Visit Irina Werning’s Website here.

 


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