Frightening Proximity of the Past – WWII Photo Collages by Sergey Larenkov

Sergey Larenkov is a talented Russian photographer that took some old WWII pictures and combined them with perspective-matching photos that were taken nowadays. This simple technique brings awesome results by creating original time portals that help us to see the World War II from the different angle. Here you’ll see some absolutely legendary photos that are contextually mixed up with the present days captured in one single composition. At first it looks like WWII ghosts appeared at the streets of St. Petersburg, Vienna, Berlin and other cities. But if we take a closer look we can see that these photos are bringing us to another reality without any time limits and those are not ghosts. Btw, you can visit Sergey Larenkov’s livejournal page.

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17 Responses to Frightening Proximity of the Past – WWII Photo Collages by Sergey Larenkov

  1. Don says:

    Nice pics, those photos are really awesome.

  2. Brown says:

    These collages are really amazing. I have never seen such an art form. Please, continue.

  3. Wally says:

    99% of the time I think an idea is done poorly on film. This is an exception, well done.

  4. Thomas says:

    Fantástico

  5. Dylan says:

    These are Amazing, what was your method for lining up your shots?

  6. lbytesxk says:

    Simply amazing

  7. Zack says:

    Amazing work, keep it up!

  8. Penny says:

    It’s good to be reminded of those in whose footsteps we follow; to be visibly reminded of the ones who fought for our freedoms and worked to build (and rebuild) our world. Beautiful pictures.

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  10. Julia says:

    THESE ARE INCREDIBLE!

  11. Anames says:

    Like the idea, but not the execution. It could’ve been composed in more seamless way.

  12. Mark says:

    The reality of the past, and its proximity to the present, is rarely shown so clearly. Thank you.

  13. kotonly says:

    Отличные коллажи! Спасибо, очень здорово вспомнить историю!

  14. Thomas Theiner says:

    A few years back I did something similar, without the WWII context … just plain old photographs
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  16. Andy says:

    Brilliant

  17. Chasqg says:

    Brilliant work. ‘The presence of the past’.