The Ghosts of World War II’s Past: Blending Scenes from World War II into Present Day
Sergey Larenkov is a Russian-based artist / photographer who was deeply impacted by World War II. On his LiveJournal blog, the Saint Petersburg native has put together a tremendous set of collages of historic World War II photographs, blended into the same locations as they currently look today.
Through collaboration with the State Museum of Saint Petersburg History, and the Russian State Documentary and Photo Archive in Krasnogorsk, Sergey then traveled to various battle scenes from World War II - snapping a picture in present day for his blended collages.
Sergey Lorenkov has traveled to Paris, Berlin, Prague, and around Russia, revisiting historic war sites. By snapping these locations from a similar angle as the original war photographs, we get a chilling glimpse into a very different, and scary time.
Check out the entire collection at sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com
The photographs are haunting, telling, and incredibly fascinating.