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Past-Present Photography

Sergei Larenkov Fuses the Old with the New

— March 12, 2012 — Fashion
Photographs portraying modern-day settings or people contrasted with their historical counterpart have been popping up all over recently, as demonstrated in this collection by Sergei Larenkov.

Collections like these that give context to the past while representing the present are arguably one of the most fascinating pieces of art to be released. It's intriguing to see historical settings juxtaposed with the modern day, and be able to directly compare what a building looks like 40 years later. The people are also fascinating to see, as viewers get a sense of how fashion has changed, and the general aesthetics popular in the two eras.

If you love comparing the old with the new, then check out these photos by Sergei Larenkov.
Trend Themes
1. Past-present Fusion - Opportunities for using technology to fuse historical and modern-day settings or people in creative ways.
2. Contextual Art - Opportunities for artists to create pieces that give historical context, while representing the present day.
3. Comparative Photography - Opportunities to explore changes in fashion and aesthetics by comparing photography from different eras.
Industry Implications
1. Art - Artists can leverage technology to create pieces that combine historical and modern-day perspectives to create contextual pieces for art lovers.
2. Photography - Photographers can explore the use of historical images and combine them with contemporary images to create new art pieces.
3. Heritage and Tourism - Heritage and tourism businesses can leverage comparative photography to showcase the changes in their destinations over time, and attract visitors to their historical locations.
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