Before and After Portraits Reveal the Effects of Time and Aging
As we grow old, we don’t even notice all the small changes that happen to us daily. In her portrait series called Identities, London-based photographer Ana Oliveira observes how people change as they grow older. Ana’s models would provide her with pictures of themselves from the past, and she tries to recreate the original pose, clothing and style. The final combination of the before and now shots are somewhat of a road map of the life that each of the models has traveled.
Some of the diptychs capture the time span as long as 60 years, and it’s interesting to see in what ways the person has changed over the years. The portraits give you an amazing sensation of looking at a person that seems to have completely changed, and yet is still the same. Must be true that it’s yours eyes that will always stay young!