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.