Street Photographer Tracks Down People He Snapped Decades Ago to Recreate the Images

We all have those cringeworthy photos from times past (as in, before social media was even a thing) filled with questionable hairstyles, wardrobe choices, and friends.

Sometimes, a side-by-side comparison is truly shocking (i.e. your braces and pimple-filled junior high shots compared to your perfectly filtered Instagram posts from the weekend).

One street photographer recently decided to track down some of the people he shot in the seventies, eighties, and nineties to recreate their shots.


Back in the day, Chris Porsz spent hours snapping hundreds of vibrant characters through the U.K. city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Now, almost 40 years later, he tracked down the same people to recreate their pictures – often in the same locations.


The result was 135 reunions and some seriously remarkable works of art.


Porsz has compiled all of the images in a book called “Reunions.” The images are accompanied by text by Jo Riley that tells the story of the people in the shots – who range from policemen to punk rockers.

The book is available for purchase on Porsz’s website.

Images: Chris Porsz

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