Sergey Larenkov is a Russian photographer that composites WWII photos from the early 1940s to present day identical locations from Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Leningrad, Prague, and other European cities. By merging these two timelines in perspective, this allows the viewers to visualize the ordeal of emotions through digital time travel.
Frightening Proximity of the Past WWII Photo Collages by Sergey Larenkov | Smashing Photography
Amateur Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov, 42, collected old pictures of five European cities which suffered the heaviest fighting during World War Two. He spent 12 months painstakingly travelling to Paris, Leningrad (now St Petersburg), Berlin and Prague to re-create the 'today' shots before mixing the pictures together on a computer.
Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way. #ww2 #history