By combining photographs from the past with technology from today, Moscow-based photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov has created an incredible animation short titled The Old New World.
For the four-minute film, Zakharov took photos of New York, Boston, Washington, Detroit, Washington D.C. and Baltimore captured between 1900 and 1940 and animated them into a wonderful film.
There’s no information on how exactly the process was done, but judging from his past projects, it looks as though he used the images as references for 3D models, then overlaid the images as textures to effectively create an entire 3D world from still images. However it was done, the result is absolutely incredible, as you can see for yourself, below.
In addition to the film, you can find BTS screenshots and more on the project’s Bechance page.