|Photo by Chino Otsuka|
Photoshop has been one of the many things that truly define the 21st century. It’s also a popular factor for the birth of the “ME Generation” as the old timers call it. Most importantly, it’s one of the many things I want to cross off my To Practice and Master list this year.
But this post isn’t all about Photoshop, it’s about time travel. Today’s post features the nostalgic Photoshop work by London-based photographer Chino Otsuka. I wanted to stir up a controversy that she has finally completed a fully functional time machine but it’s not the case. In her series Imagine Finding Me, she managed to recreate her old pictures into timeless memoirs that somehow bridge the present and the past.
Sometimes you just wish you could talk to your younger self but the only thing you can do is take a picture and make magic happen.
I remember creating scrapbooks when I was younger. Wasn’t that so much fun? And messy? I recall adding a few notes to my future self, mostly tips on love and friendship. I’m sure a few of you did those stuff too after going through major life changes like your first unrequited love or your first heartbreak or any situation in the past that you wished never happened, but looking back you realize it made you better. If only I could go home and access those memoirs, it would definitely bring me great joy. This introspective recollection allowed me to probe through my sense of maturity through the years and accept the bitter truth that is time.
“It is by no means an irrational fancy that,
in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think
our present existence, as a dream”
-Edgar Allan Poe