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Irina Werning- Back to the Future

Lulu Geraldine 1980 & 2010 Bs Aires  Pancho 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Mechi 1990 & 2010 Buenos Aires

Mechi 1990 & 2010 Buenos Aires

Back to the Future isn’t by any means the first project to have someone recreate a photo of themselves from yesteryear as true to form as possible but Irina Werning’s execution here is brilliant. And somehow the merriment of the process is almost palpable.

There’s a lot that could be said about injecting the present into the past or how the more things change the more they stay the same but I’ll spare you and just let you enjoy the photos as they are and leave you to make up your own deep psycho-babble art philosophy.

Make sure to check out part 1 & part 2! She’s also going to be doing more in Tokyo, Korea, and Taiwan so if you live there and want to participate, hit her up.

Found via MeanRed


The Trading Tortoise

Part of the whole Common Folk Collective theme of things is appreciating art that is functional and finding ways to live life in creative ways, appreciating the difference between simply creating art and being a true artist. I’m really salty I missed The Trading Tortoise traveling art project when it came through Milwaukee.

Basically Souther Salazar and Monica Choy wanted to take a road trip across the states but also wanted to interact with the communities they drove through and give something back as they went along. Being the creatives they are, it was only logical (in their upside down, wacky, creative universe) that their trip turn into a traveling art project/trading post. They built a Trading Tortoise.

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New Swampy Print- Owl of Yawn

For all of those intrigued by the mysterious myth of photographer/artist Swamp Donkey who disappears and reappears via riding freights to every corner of the nation (and Mexico as well), He’s just dropped a brand spanking new print to help rustle up some greenbacks for his next big, secret project. And if you’ve never personally espied a Swampy doodle in some dark corner or train yard then you’re not living right and walking on the fringes. Hit up PaperMonster for the print before they go poof.