Peruvian artist and photographer Christian Fuchs is obsessed with his illustrious ancestors and spends months painstakingly recreating portraits of them, posing for them himself whether the ancestors were men or women.
So far the artist has dressed up as 11 of his relatives, only to then pose for a portrait just as they had so many years ago.
Having grown up with in the home of his grandparents, Fuchs was surrounded by family portraits.
“As a child I looked at the portraits and played with them,” Fuchs tells BBC in an interview published last week. “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.”
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