Amateur Photographer Tracks Down People He Captured Decades Ago to Recreate Their Photos
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Chris Porsz, an amateur photographer and paramedic, took random photos in the late 1970s and 80s around Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. Approximately 40 years later he recreated some of his favorite photos.
Porsz took random photos of lovers, teenagers, punks, siblings traders and police officers.
Porsz went on a seven-year search to track some of the people down that posed in his favorite photos. He published the photos in local and national papers. He even posted the photos on his website and Facebook page.
It was remarkable that some of them recognized themselves. He then persuaded those people to pose so that he could reconstruct the photo for his book. Resulting in 135 delightful reunions.
Porsz found it enormously satisfying to see the smiles on the people’s faces when they met up again.
Finally, Porsz nicknamed ‘paramedic paparazzo,’ hard work paid off, and his book “Reunions” was published. Writer Jo Riley attached a story to individual photos in his book.
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Below are a few of his photos he recreated.
This article is published with kind permission from Chris Porzs. For more info or to purchase his book go to his website.