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FILMography: Photos of the Real Life Places From Your Favorite Movies

By Hanssie on September 4th 2014

Movies have a way of transforming us to another world. Even when the world is in our own backyard. Photographer Christopher Moloney is working on an ongoing project to match movie scenes to their exact, real life location.

Remember this scene from the iconic Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Miss Audrey Hepburn?

Breakfast-at-Tiffanys

The project began in 2012 when Moloney was walking through Central Park – a location where many movies are made. He began printing a black and white photo from certain movies and layering them at the real life location and snapping a photo of it. He meticulously matches up the perspectives and angles (as close as possible) of each photograph to create  the new picture, the images you see on his FILMography Tumblr account.

[REWIND: THE WORLD’S ‘MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN’ COMBINED INTO ONE PRETTY COMPOSITE]

Since then, he has traveled all over the world for his FILMography project, from New York City to Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Orlando, Rome, Naples, Ischia and and Ho Chi Minh City. There are hundreds of images on the site, with movies from the 40’s to present day blockbuster features.

There is a search feature where you can see your favorite movie locations. Here are a few of my favorites:

Trading Places (1983)

Trading Places (1983)

Limitless (2011)

Limitless (2011)

Eat, Pray, Love (2010)

Eat, Pray, Love (2010)

Avanti! (1972)

Avanti! (1972)

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters (1984)

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Angels in America (2003)

Angels in America (2003)

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (1987)

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (1987)

Check out the rest of the images over on Tumblr, follow Christopher Moloney on Facebook and Instagram for his latest images from FILMography.

CREDITS: All photographs by Christopher Moloney are copyrighted and have been used with permission for SLR Lounge. Do not copy, modify or re-post this article or images without express permission from SLR Lounge and the artist.

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About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com and www.fittedmagazine.com. Follow her on Instagram. Email her at:
Hanssie@slrlounge.com

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Mark Iuzzolino

    I have some old photos I could do this with. This inspires me to give it a try.

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  2. Greg Silver

    Now I find this really cool!!! Simply incredible!

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  3. Paul Monaghan

    Loved this too, I have to agree with Steven and old photo inside a new photo is a great way to see a before and after or like looking through a time window.

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  4. Steven Pellegrino

    I love these projects. It doesn’t even have to be from movies, but there’s something special about putting an old photo of a location up to it’s current state.

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