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You'll Be Impressed When You See How This Man Dresses Up As His Ancestors

You'll Be Impressed When You See How This Man Dresses Up As His Ancestors image

You'll Be Impressed When You See How This Man Dresses Up As His Ancestors

37-year-old Peruvian artist and photographer Christian Fuchs is utterly fascinated by his illustrious line of aristocratic European and Latin American family members. So much so that he's embarked on recreating portraits of them, down to the most finite of details.

The process begins with Fuchs sourcing family letters, rare photographs and treasured heirlooms to help better understand his relatives and their character.

No easy task when many of them died in the 18th Century.

Each portrait can take months from inception to the final shot - along with researching the history of his ancestors, Fuchs also enlists the help of a local jeweler to help create replicas of their jewellery.

"I grew up with portraits and objects that had been in my family for up to five generations. As a child I looked at the portraits and played with them.

If I didn't know the names of the characters, I invented them. I remember watching them for hours and feeling that they were watching me back. Sometimes I would talk to them, and eventually that led to my reinterpretations of them." he explains.

Once Fuchs has faithfully recreated each portrait, as a finishing touch he places the print into a frame reflective of the period in which his relative lived.

Ultimately his series is a stunning tribute to his past and one that if his ancestors were alive today, would surely applaud and approve of.

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Via Christian Fuchs

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