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)

 

blending scenes from wwii into present day storming reichstag berlin germany Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

2. Paris Occupation (1940/2012)

 

paris 1940 2012 parade of the occupants Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

3. Berlin (1945/2010)

 

berlin 1945 2010 mehringdamm Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

4. Defense of Moscow (1941/2009)

 

defense of moscow 1941 2009 blending wwii pics into present day scenes Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

5. Defense of Moscow (1941/2009)

 

defense of moscow Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

6. Berlin (1945/2012)

 

berlin 1945 2012 blending world war 2 photos into present day Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

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

 

124th tank brigade leningrad Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

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blending scenes from wwii into present day 1 Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

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

 

destroyed tank tiger in the tiergarten park berlin 1945 2010 Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

10. Defense of Moscow (1941/2009)

 

moscow kutuzovsky 1941 2009 trolleybuses moscow kutuzovsky prospekt 1941 2009 trolleys Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

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blending scenes from wwii into present day 2 Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

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

 

leningrad 1941 2012 st petersburg street rebellion kovensky lane children of the blockade Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

13. German Cavalry in Paris (1940/2010)

 

paris 1940 2010 german cavalry on the avenue foch Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

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

 

blending scenes from wwii into present day berlin Blending Scenes from WWII into Present Day

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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