I was having a cheeky afternoon peek at the Metro online (ssshh!) and I came across this story of Chris Porsz, a photographer from Peterborough. Back in the 80’s Porsz went around his home time taking shots of the locals as they went about their everyday lives. Thirty odd years later he put an ad out in the paper for the original people he photographed to get in contact and shoot replica photos.
I found this a really cool thing to do. Some of the people were still happily together and some may have never seen each other again until now. Photographs capture a moment in time that we assume will never be the same twice, but Porsz challenges that notion. He recreates the scene, as it was before and in turn recreates the emotions and memories that went with it.
Similarly, here at Elvis Jesus we take legendary movie scenes and cult album covers and put our own spin on them. T-Shirts like Radio head and scareface are prime examples of how we reinterpret media that already exists. However, we do not track down the original cast of course, we opt for Elvis and Jesus instead.