Shane sent me this link yesterday about a London-based Japanese photographer named Chino Otsuka who developed a very cool idea involving photos of herself as a kid. In her “Imagine Finding Me” series, she magically travels through time and pops her current self into her childhood photos, but so well that it looks like she’s really there right beside herself only 20 to 30 odd years older. This fantastic idea has allowed Chino the opportunity to envision what it might be like to meet herself as a child. Such a damn cool idea.
-“The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history,” – Chino Otsuka
Otsuka also said that the choice of transitional spaces, like trains, hotels or vacation spots, was deliberate – “things are not quite past or present, or somewhere in between… that has reflected from my upbringing, where I’m neither here nor there, and I’m not really Japanese or English.”