THE PAST IN THE PRESENT: SHAWN CLOVER
Posted on September 5, 2012 by Luca Andriani
Since 2010, San Francisco photographer Shawn Clover has been working on a striking series of then and now composite photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.Clover’s work is divided into two parts, Part one, was created in 2010 and Part two was completed just last month. To create the series, Clover collected archive photos of the earthquake’s aftermath. He then replicated the photos himself, down to the location, camera position and focal length (to the best of his estimation). The resulting composite photos hauntingly combine stark images of the earthquake’s devastation with modern scenes of everyday life in San Francisco.