Be Yourself Tonight
Dag Nordbrenden successfully recreates old portraits from old family photo albums in the project Be Yourself Tonight, comparing the past and present and how they relate by rephotographing images from his family photoalbum.
"[this project] very much deals with the sadness of returning home... there is the experience of returning home to something that appears to be exactly as it always has been, but at the same time confirms that things have changed, since you have changed. The family photo album is in a way a celebration of the family - a celebration of the family that used to be. It is both something very private, but still something that one is eager to show in social gatherings to resent the official image of the family. But still photographs of holidays and celebrations will never guarantee that family members actually know each other."