A new photo series revolves around tracing the origins of images from the past

Four years ago, photographer Christian Carollo simply wanted to showcase vintage photographs his grandfather took years ago. However, he found himself coincidentally traveling to the same places his grandpa had taken pictures of. This is when he entertained the idea of replicating his grandfather’s photos in the present day. Named the Past Present Project, the artist uses thirty-year-old photographs as a guide for his own photos.

Carollo also utilizes his grandmother’s past travel journals to find exact locations. With his grandfather’s photo in his hand, he takes a picture of the same scene in present day. These journals let him accurately label the time and place photos were taken and share his grandmother’s excerpts with his viewers. For him, it is a way to honor his grandfather and reflect the passage of time.

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