The Photographer C.A. Matthew took many photos of daily life in East London during 1912. His photos of Spitalfields were discovered by modern-day photographer Adam Tuck, in 2012. He set out to recapture the same locations one hundred years later, and rather than try to ‘merge’ the photos into a split-screen effect, he overlaid them.
The results give a strange ‘ghostly’ feel to the scenes, and I found that to be very affecting.
Sandys Row South.
Frying Pan Alley.