Photography is a method of freezing a moment in time and immortalizing it because these moments will never return as time passes.

Chris Porsz, an English paramedic who used to spend his days photographing street pictures of individuals in the 1970s and 1980s, attempts to turn back time with a fantastic photographic project, tracing down his subjects from his old images and recreating these similar events 30 to 40 years later.

Post has spent the last seven years searching down his previous subjects and getting them to strike the identical posture from so long ago. “I don’t think anybody else has tracked down so many strangers and reproduced photographs in this way before,” Porsz said Metro. It took “tenacious investigative work, precise planning, and frequently incredible coincidences,” but the results offer a fascinating look at how individuals have evolved—how they’ve grown up, split up, and of course, changed their sense of style.

Porsz’s update was not just a reunion of subjects and photographer, but also of the individuals who appeared in the photos—some of whom had not seen each other in decades. Porsz said Daily Mail, “It has been tremendously rewarding to do so many reunions and witness the happiness on people’s faces as they caught up with old acquaintances again.” I’ve felt fortunate.”

Porsz, in collaboration with writer Jo Riley, has gathered photographs and tales into a book fittingly named Reunions. It’s now available on his website.

Photography is a method of freezing a moment in time and immortalizing it because these moments will never return as time passes.

Chris Porsz, an English paramedic who used to spend his days photographing street pictures of individuals in the 1970s and 1980s, attempts to turn back time with a fantastic photographic project, tracing down his subjects from his old images and recreating these similar events 30 to 40 years later.

Post has spent the last seven years searching down his previous subjects and getting them to strike the identical posture from so long ago. “I don’t think anybody else has tracked down so many strangers and reproduced photographs in this way before,” Porsz said Metro. It took “tenacious investigative work, precise planning, and frequently incredible coincidences,” but the results offer a fascinating look at how individuals have evolved—how they’ve grown up, split up, and of course, changed their sense of style.

Porsz’s update was not just a reunion of subjects and photographer, but also of the individuals who appeared in the photos—some of whom had not seen each other in decades. Porsz said Daily Mail, “It has been tremendously rewarding to do so many reunions and witness the happiness on people’s faces as they caught up with old acquaintances again.” I’ve felt fortunate.”

Porsz, in collaboration with writer Jo Riley, has gathered photographs and tales into a book fittingly named Reunions. It’s now available on his website.

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