Photography is a way to stop a moment in time and to make it immortal, because as time goes on, these moments will never come back again.
English paramedic Chris Porsz, who used to spend his days taking street portraits of people in the 1970s and 1980s, tries to turn back time with a sensational photography project, tracking down his subjects from his old photos and recreating these exact moments 40 years later.
He’s dedicated some of his free time in the last seven years to tracking down his old subject, and as he told Metro “I don’t think anyone else has tracked down so many strangers and recreated photos in this way before, it took tenacious detective work, meticulous planning and, often, unbelievable coincidences.” In fact some of the people he managed to reunite hadn’t seen each other for years, sometimes for decades “It has been enormously satisfying to do so many reunions and seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they met up with old friends again. I’ve felt very privileged.”
The results of his work, along with the stories behind each photograph, are in his book titled Reunions, that you can find on his website.