Sergey Larenkov is a very talented photographer. If you've not seen his work I strongly urge you to visit his Blog page where he has an amazing selection of photos that merge Black and White pictures from WWII with modern photo's taken from the same spot. Most of his work is understandably related to the Eastern Front and he has produced some amazing pictures from the Siege of Leningrad. His latest offerings however are of Omaha Beach on D-Day.
Many of his pictures are very evocative and thought provoking. Some of his most powerful composite images juxtapose modern shoppers in streets that were once filled with rubble or past the bodies of fallen soldiers. Others show tanks standing in silent streets where modern cars now speed by. When you look through his pictures it really does feel like the ghosts of the past are closer than we realise. If you are interesting in WWII - or even if you're not - I think you'll find his work facinating to look at.
It really is fascinating. This kind of thing is valuable too. Our lives are short and our perception of time is pretty poor anyway. Colour in the older images would reduce the distance even more, although the contrast would then be less of course.ReplyDelete
I've seen his stuff before & agree: very powerful & interesting. I always wished we'd be able to have 'time windows' where they could set up a device and be able to look through see the past at a given moment and that's the first thing I thought of when I saw his work.ReplyDelete
Great link Lee, I've not seen any of his work before, they're very thought provoking pictures.ReplyDelete
That is quite amazing work.ReplyDelete
That's a tremendous find. Incredible pictures.ReplyDelete
Very interesting. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Just surfed the link you've provided, amazing indeedReplyDelete
That is very original and utterly amazing!ReplyDelete
The Leningrad stuff is very goodReplyDelete
That's a very interesting pictureReplyDelete
His images are excellent and they really do give a sense of making the past more relavant to the present.ReplyDelete