The Peter Macdiarmid Photos Provide a Look Back in History

By: Jordy E  - Apr 15, 2014
References: petermacdiarmid & mymodernmet
These images by photographer Peter Macdiarmid provide a look back at WWI by superimposing images from today with images taken during the time of the war. Macdiarmid has put together this project in recognition of the 100th year anniversary of WWI, prompting many artists to commemorate the event in original ways.

Photos of men on horses and soldiers on patrol are juxtaposed here with shots of smart cars and modern buildings. These juxtapositions display just how much has changed over the past 100 years, not only in architectural design but also in the dress and comportment of European citizens. At the same time, many of the design features have remained intact as buildings have remained true to their original structures.