Russell Cobb Photographs Depictions of World War II

The present is always slipping away into the past, but for London-based photographer Russell Cobb this is no reason not to chase it.

One of the series' most appealing aspects is its ability to virtually freeze time, to crystallize some moment and make it more permanent and tangible. Yet, in many important moments of history there were no cameras or photographers to capture the present before it became lost forever.

Still, memories persist, and from these memories it is possible to sketch out decisive points in time. This is precisely what Cobb has done in the photographs featured here. The series portrays actors playing Allied and German soldiers of WWII fighting important battles.

As seen in the attention to detail and well thought out coherence of the work, all involved in these photographs, from the actors to the photographer himself, resonate a deep respect for history.