In the late 1970s and 80s, paramedic Chris Porsz spent hours walking around in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (UK). During these walks, he would take candid photos of all kinds of people: policemen, homeless people, punks, teenagers, couples and families. Chris has now, more than 30 years later, reconstructed some of his favorite pictures. In order to do so, he had to track down the people in these photographs. It took 7 years to do this and to persuade them to agree to get their photographs taken again. His efforts succeeded and he has published the photos in a book called “Reunions”. Take a look at the heartwarming results.
“This book has been nearly 40 years in the making and I believe the project is totally unique. I don’t think anyone else has tracked down so many strangers and recreated photos in this way before,” Chris said.
Photo © by Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson
Still selling clothing.
Still sitting on the same bench.
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