Irena Werning has won the 2012 Professional Category Sony World Photography award for her conceptual series:

Back to the Future.
She has carefully re-staged old images to be viewed alongside the originals. I find the juxtapositions amusing but never patronising.  It is fascinating to see just how much care and attention to detail she has gone to in these reconstructions . The subjects look spookily still the same as their (much) younger selves and I feel she has created a really clever and original way of working with old photographs. I have used old photographs myself when trying ideas out but have not so far tried to re-create the whole scene from scratch. 

Sony photography awards 2012    

Image Copyright © Irena Werning


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