Passanti

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I find vintage photographs marvelous and full of untold stories. An Italian man shot a series of pictures in Bologna, Italy, that he called Passanti. Unlike other "then and now" projects, Giuseppe brilliantly directed his attention towards the people in the photographs rather than the buildings. After looking at those spot on matches, I’d love to dig out a bunch of old family pictures and embark on a discovery project myself. Lovelies, aren’t they genius? xo

P.S: Remember Jason's "then and now" project?

(Photos by Giuseppe Savini via Miss Moss)

29 comments:

Chrissy said...

Love these...what a great idea! xxx

Amber said...

This is a gorgeous idea. Mum and I have a similar one going with a coat we both wore in trafalger Square, in different decades. I just have to print and frame them now.
Love your blog lots.

Krystal said...

these photos are so fun :)

the southern hostess said...

These are just magical!

Collette Osuna said...

How fun...I saw this on Yahoo front page last week...too cool!!



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Belly B said...

I love these! There's another version with pencil drawn pictures instead of actual photographs :)

Belly B :)

pixelhazard said...

What a great idea! I love old photographs

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I just love these! They're so incredible and touching :) xoxo

Tiffany said...

That is awesome!!

Kristin H said...

Absolutely genius. I think they are adorable and somehow makes you connect better with the past...:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness, that is so fantastic, Amber. You totally should print them out and frame them.

Diana Mieczan said...

Thanks for letting me know, Belly. So cool! I'm going to check them out right now:)

Alexa said...

Oooh this is such a cool concept. Gives me chills looking at these.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh I love it - it marries the past and present beautifully!

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Diana Mieczan said...

Kristin, totally agree!

Sara Szatmary said...

I love this idea! It's so romantic, no?

Melissa Blake said...

Those are incredible. Now I want to get out old photos too!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I LOVE vintage photos.. Wish I had more from my family. It reminds me that I need to take lots of photos now so that my grand children and great nieces and nephews have something vintage-ish from this time period. Hard to be grasp it since we are so modern ;)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Yes, so fun! Last year, on a trip to England, we gook photographs with us that I shot when I was a child. We went to the old neighborhood where my Nana had lived and compared the then to now. Was really fun. People were watching us through their curtains :)

Samantha said...

These are always fun photos. I think that they would be a great idea to do for a couples 50th anniversary showing the progression of their life together.

Christianna said...

Brilliant, Lovely and Creative! Love it!

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally, Sara and Lisa, that is a brilliant reminder! I also need to start taking more photos. Thanks.

Diana Mieczan said...

That's really sweet, Jeanette and Samantha, I really LOVE your idea.

katie said...

ohh i love photo series like this! someone did one in my hometown and its so cool to see how the landscape has or hasn't changed

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh I love this. Gosh its amazing how much has changed.

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Diana said...

My parents have vintage photos and they grew up in the neighborhood I lived in. Its so amazing to see how different it used to look and where there were no buildings where there are now and parks and playgrounds where there were buildings!

Diana Mieczan said...

That's so cool, Katie and Di!

Annie said...

really cool!

Anonymous said...

I especially love the one on the lake. Such a great series.
Love, Amy

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