May 4, 2012

Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

 

Sergey Larenkov is a Russian-based artist/photographer who was deeply impacted by World War II. On his Live Journal blog, the Saint Petersburg native has put together a tremendous set of collages of historic World War II photographs blended into the same locations as they currently look today.

Through collaboratiion with the the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg and the Russian State Documentary Film & Photo Archive, in Krasnogorsk; Sergey then travelled to various battle scenes from World War II, snapping a picture in present day for his blended collages. Sergey has travelled to Paris, Berlin, Prague and around Russia, revisiting historic war sites. By snapping these locations from a similar angle as the original war photographs, we get a chilling glimpse into a very different and scary time.

The photographs below are haunting, telling and incredibly fascinating. Be sure to check out the entire collection at: http://sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com/

 

 

1. Storming the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany (1945/2010)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

2. Paris Occupation (1940/2012)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

3. Berlin (1945/2010)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

4. Defense of Moscow (1941/2009)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

5. Defense of Moscow (1941/2009)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

6. Berlin (1945/2012)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

7. Seige of Leningrad – Saint Petersburg, Russia (1941/2012)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

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Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

9. Tiergarten Park – Berlin, Germany (1945/2010)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

10. Defense of Moscow (1941/2009)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

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Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

12. Seige of Leningrad – Saint Petersburg, Russia (1941/2012)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

13. German Cavalry in Paris (1940/2010)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

14. Storming the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany (1945/2010)

 

Present day photograph and blending by Sergey Larenkov @ sergey-larenkov.livejournal.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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