Re-creating the past: Photographer retraces grandfather's path across America

Re-creating the past: Photographer retraces grandfather's path across America

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A Philadelphia-based photographer is following in his grandfather's footsteps, traveling across America in search of the exact locations where his grandparents once stood.

Christian Carollo's journey started in 2012 when he stumbled upon slides of his grandfather's vintage photography. The photos were of the Oregon Coast, which is exactly where Carollo would be traveling a week later.

"I wondered, what if I could replicate my grandfather's photograph 30 years later? I did just that and my new mission was born," Carollo wrote in his blog Past Present Project.

With the help of his grandmother's detailed travel journal, Carollo was able to track down the exact locations of many of his grandfather's images.

His extremely personal journey has taken him across the country, including through the heart of Louisiana and Mississippi.

To follow Christian Carollo's journey, click here.

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