We’re officially obsessed with “movie mimicking,” an ongoing project by world traveler and film fanatic Allen Fuqua, which we first spotted over at My Modern Met. In the photo series, Fuqua goes to far-off countries and takes pictures of himself and his friends standing in for the actors in his favorite films, the shots recreated almost perfectly. The results are amazing — there’s something wonderful about realizing that some of the places inexorably connected to our favorite movies actually exist, and the juxtapositions tap into our subconscious memories in an incredibly satisfying way. Click through to see some of our favorites from Fuqua’s series, and then be sure to check out his website for even more from the project.
Drive (MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, CA). Photo by Kevin Thomas.
The Breakfast Club (Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook, IL). Photo by Adam Kohlhaas.
10 Things I Hate About You (Fremont, Seattle, WA). Photo by Dmitri Journist.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy). Photo by Katrina Vowels.
Vicky Christina Barcelona (National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain). Photo by Felipe.
Midnight in Paris (Château de Versailles, Versailles, France). Photo by Allen Fuqua.
The Italian Job (Campo San Barnaba, Venice, Italy). Photo by Katrina Vowels.
Love Actually (South Bank, London, United Kingdom). Photo by Allen Fuqua.
Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain) (Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Paris, France). Photo by Jazz Gabriel.
Lost in Translation (Jōgan-ji Temple, Tokyo, Japan). Photo by Leslie Kyan.
Whisper of the Heart (Konpira Shrine, Tokyo, Japan). Photo by Ayako Kawashima.
No Strings Attached (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA). Photo by Justin Kim.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, CA). Photo by Bret Kinkele.
28 Days Later (Westminster Bridge, London, United Kingdom). Photo by Helen Miras.
Source Code (Millennium Park, Chicago, IL). Photo by Patrick.
Bicentennial Man (Alamo Square, San Francisco, CA). Photo by Ashlee Flores.
Top Gun (Kansas City Barbeque, San Diego, CA). Photo by Tomoe Yamazaki.
Casanova (Venice, Italy). Photo by Allen Fuqua.
Inception (Paris, France). Photo by Jazz Gabriel.
40 Days and 40 Nights (Crepes on Cole, San Francisco, CA). Photo by Rachel.