Kerényi Zoltán's photos are a haunting marriage of past and present. In them, modern-day snapshots serve as the background for vintage photos taken in the exact same location decades earlier. "I was always interested in the old black and white photos, especially those that show my city, Budapest," the 36-year-old architect and photographer told Yahoo! Shine in an interview.
He's created dozens of eerie images since he first launched his online photo gallery, "Ablak a Multra/Window to the Past", two years ago. But it wasn't until this week, when a handful of his recent photos were viewed by more than 100,000 Reddit users, that the world took notice. Despite the boost from social media (you can see more of his images on his Facebook page), the photographer credits a time long before laptops for the response his photos have gotten.
"I think everyone experiences that occasional desire to look back at a bygone age," he says, "and to catch a glimpse of something that touches their heart and moves their soul, or throws fresh light on the changes around us." -- By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine