Artist and photographer Christine McConnell traces her lineage in a unique project that recreates photos of the past. Using portraits of the women from her mother’s side of the family, McConnell reproduces them with herself as the subject. This creative twist means that she meticulously matched the attire, hairstyle, and the aged look of the photo.
After shooting her own version of the “past,” McConnell placed the two images side by side for comparison. It’s a fascinating way to revisit history, and to see how she resembles her ancestors. Also, the series highlights popular hairstyles, dress, and the advances in photographic technology.
Above: Martha, Great-Great-Great-Grandmother, Born 1821
Jane, Great-Great-Grandmother, Born 1858
Attie Mae, Great-Grandmother, Born 1898
Mildred, Grandmother, Born 1921
Kathryn, Mother, Born 1957
Christine, Born 1981