Time for a quick trip to the 1980s?

Photographers Ben Bernschneider and Marie Schmidt are children of the Eighties. Using a DeLorean as the subject, and their favourite high school hangout as a setting, they recently travelled back in time using a set of analogue cameras…

“My heart lies in the 1980s,” says Bernschneider. “In 1986, I was 10 years old, living in Brazil, and I had nothing on my mind but girls and movies. Me and the others from our American school would run into the mall to watch The Goonies and Back To The Future, dreaming of some glorious days to come. Sadly I haven’t returned to this place for 24 years. But nothing in my whole life had a deeper impact than this popcultural decade.”

Life in the 1980s

Bernschneider’s nostalgia has now been realised in a visual form in his book ‘#Diamondtimes’, which contains both analogue and digital 1980s-inspired imagery taken using a Yashica T4, Leica Mini 3, Nikon EM, Nikon AE, Nikon DF, Nikon D800, Canon 5D Mark II and the first-generation iPhone. “The analogue images have colour casts like the old movies; the colours are never matched to each other,” says Bernschneider. “That’s just the way I like it.”


Further information about Ben Bernschneider's photography can be found at benbernschneider.com