Blending Past and Present in Captivating Photographs


Mark Hersch, a passionate photographer since childhood, cultivated his love for capturing people, places, and history from a young age. Beginning with a Kodak Instamatic camera at 10, he explored diverse subjects, spanning from nature to inanimate objects. His fascination with history grew as he visited sites from the Revolutionary and Civil War eras, both during his upbringing in Boston and later in Virginia.

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After a career in marketing and advertising, Hersch, at the age of 60, embraced digital photography. He mastered tools such as Photoshop and invested in professional equipment like a NIKON D850. Through rephotography, he developed a fascination for blending historical photos with his own contemporary shots, aiming to create a compelling juxtaposition of past and present.

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His project, “Time After Time,” involved sourcing high-resolution historical images and replicating their angles and settings in modern times. His meticulous efforts, combining science and art, resulted in an impressive collection of over 500 images spanning U.S. cities and international locations such as London and Havana.

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Hersch’s work was praised at art festivals and resulted in the publication of books, the establishment of an art gallery, and commissions for custom pieces, including a series for George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. His exploration of pictorial maps and digital day-to-night conversions expanded his creative horizons. Hersch’s commitment to capturing and juxtaposing historical and contemporary visuals has earned him a remarkable second career as a fine art photographer.

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