Street Photographer Tracks Down People He Captured 40 Years Ago To Recreate Their Photos

In the late 1970s and 1980s, street photographer Chris Porsz wondered through the streets of Peterborough, England with his camera capturing photos of passersby.

All of Porsz’s subjects included everyday people like a policeman, punks, and small business owners. Forty years have passed and Porsz — having earned his title as the “paramedic paparazzo” — is now embarking on his latest book project titled Reunions.

He’s tracked down his original subjects some 40 years later and compiled their photos and stories for his book. “It has been enormously satisfying to do so many reunions and seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they met up with old friends again. I’ve felt very privileged,” said Porsz when reflecting on his project.

Al in all, it took Porsz seven years to track down all of his former subjects and some convincing to make them pose again. “I don’t think anyone else has tracked down so many strangers and recreated photos in this way before,” Porsz said.

1. Dog And Tina (1985 And 2015)

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2. Five Boys Running (1987 And 2016)

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3. Hairdressers Shop (1980 And 2016)

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4. Pink Mohican (1985 And 2016)

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5. Sisters (1980 And 2013)

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6. County School Girls (1979 And 2016)

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7. Tasbir’s First Job (1982 And 2016)

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8. Double Bubble (1980 And 2012)

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9. Ice Cream Seller (1980 And 2014)

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10. Good For Teeth And Bones (1983 And 2014)

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11. Metal Mickey (1980 And 2016)

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12. Nobby (1980 And 2015)

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13. Flute Player (1986 And 2015)

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14. Ice Creams (1981 And 2015)

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15. Star Road (1982 And 2014)

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16. Pin Badges (1970 And 2013)

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17. Jewellery Assistant (1990 And 2015)

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18. Railway Kiss (1980 And 2009)

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Reunions is now available for purchase through his website, and you can also check out more information here.

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