Photographer Inserts Her Present-Day Self Into Childhood Memories [Pics]

Double self-portraits allow Chino Otsuka to travel back in time with her camera.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on January 13, 2014. @greenidealism

London-based Japanese photographer Chino Otsuka has travelled back in time to revisit her childhood memories as part of her latest photo series called “Imagine Finding Me.” Otsuka superimposed pictures of her present-day self into old photos from her childhood and adolescence to create a set of images that transcends the ages.

“The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history,” said Otsuka on the AGO website.


Moving to the United Kingdom from Japan as a child, and adapting to a new place, language, and set of customs has profoundly shaped Otsuka’s work in photography, video and writing. Don’t miss out on the beautiful images below that capture so much emotion, and showcase capture a lifetime worth of changes in one image.

Chino Otsuka

Source: Demilked

Images: Chino Otsuka

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