Christine H. McConnell dug into the archives to achieve this stunning project in which she recreated several family photos dating back nearly 200 years.
It all started about two years ago when an old driver’s license belonging to McConnell’s mom tumbled out of a drawer.
“I found myself looking at it upside down,” the 33-year-old artist tells Yahoo Canada. “Seeing it flipped kind of gave me a new perspective on her appearance, and I realized we had a nearly identical bone structure."Read More »from Artist recreates vintage family photos in stunning project
“A year later my Mother gave me a red dress she had held onto for 25 years. When I tried it on and saw that it fit, the idea occurred to me,” she continues. “My objective was to see just how similar we looked if I replicated as much as I could. The result surprised me so much, it inspired me to look further into past generations to see how much gets passed down.”
So, McConnell set out to recreate five vintage portraits of women in her family (plus one of herself and an adorable one