Unique photo series by Sergey Larenkov, a talented Russian artist, features World War II era photos combined with recent shots of the same locations.
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technically it could be better, but the idea is great!
Aug 5th, 2010
Yeah, I agree with Kate.
Very brilliant concept.
I get it, but I might get more out of it if I were Russian or had a greater connection to WW11. This is a great concept because it’s vitally important to remind the modern world what can happen if people are not aware of what their government is up to and will be forcing them to participate in. There is no need to be paranoid, but, educated.
Aug 6th, 2010
that is one of the coolest things I have seen all summer. I want to try that with my own photos
Excellent, I love it!
Shorpy.com is a good place to look for nice high res photos to try this out with.
You don’t have to be Russian to appreciate the deep connection to history that many places have. Thank you Sergey, for doing the work on this.
That is fantastic…Technically it’d great too…That’s not easy taking photos from the exact same angle.
That is tremendous stuff! The historical relevance FAR outweighs any criticism from the p-nut gallery.
Philip Walker The Late Night Stalker
I dont usually comment on this site. But this is amazing.
The concept of what the world was like…as compared to now. I love these photos knowing what was right were these people are standing now, where cars are parked and where its all been “cleaned” up.
Its amazing how things change but stay the same.
This is not about technical perfection. Read this story
Aug 7th, 2010
i agree, technically it could be better, great idea though… it just looks like someone used the eraser tool in PS, caaahhhhhhman…
Aug 10th, 2010
I love these pictures! First time I’m really excited about photographic art, or visual art what so ever!
But these photos are very cool!
Aug 12th, 2010
I enjoy the flashback!
Aug 13th, 2010
But is the artist really that talented?!?
I think having the pictures is half the job… I’d like to try to do it better… ^.^
Sep 1st, 2010
@ Betty WW11? we havent had a world war 3 forget ww11! :D
Oct 2nd, 2010
You have an amazingly powerful series of photographs. I’d love to see a book with other locations too, such as Concentration Camps, US, England….
Very impressive. Thanks for sharing
Jul 3rd, 2011
Simply brilliant. Glad someone did it.
Aug 15th, 2011