Photographer Tracks Down People He Captured 30+ Years Ago To Recreate Their Photos

Between the 1970s and 1990s, street photographer Chris Porsz spent hours walking around the city of Peterborough, in the United Kingdom capturing hundreds of amazing characters. Now, almost 40 years later, Porsz has tracked down those same people to recreate their photos, resulting in 135 beautiful reunions.

Most of these pictures were recreated in the same locations; Porsz gathered all the photos together and put them in a book titled ‘Reunions’, with texts by writer Jo Riley telling the stories of the people in the pictures.

Dog And Tina (1985 And 2015)

Dog And Tina (1985 And 2015)

Source: Chris Porsz

Punks Tina Tarr and her partner Dog were pictured near the Cathedral in Peterborough when Tina was 18. The couple left the city in the 1990s and went traveling. They had twins, but are no longer together. "I remember the photo being taken, it was a brilliant time. I had various styles of punk hair for quite a few years," said Tina. Dog added: "They were good times, I still had hair then".

Railway Kiss (1980 And 2009)

Railway Kiss (1980 And 2009)

Source: Chris Porsz

Tony Wilmot was snapped saying goodbye to his girlfriend Sally at Peterborough Railway Station in 1980 and a year later they got married. Tony was 22 and working in Essex as a teacher and Sally was 21 and based in Stafford as a local government officer. On this occasion, they had met up in Peterborough and had no idea the photo had been taken. It appeared over 30 years later in a local paper the Peterborough Evening Telegraph and was seen by Tony's father. The pair, who are now both headteachers and live in Lichfield, Staffordshire, have two children Tom and Jenny.