We recently featured the creative Souvenirs photography project of Michael Hughes where he replaced famous landmarks with cheap souvenirs. Here we bring you the similarly creative work of Jason E Powell, who counts Hughes’ Souvenirs as an inspiration for his photography project, “Looking Into the Past.”
According to Jason, the images in “Looking Into the Past” are made by “finding old photographs of places, printing them out, and then holding the print up in the modern day location that the original photograph was taken.”
The historical images are available for free at the Library of Congress, so this idea could be adopted by anyone. I think it would be great to have a special site or flickr group where people all over the world would share such images that showcase how their local neighborhood has changed over time.