That period of our lives when we were all young and free from worries. That period when we were so pure and innocent; when the world was all in white and there was no reason to worry about anything.
When we think back on those memories of our childhood, its very likely that a number of us miss being a child and really, REALLY wish a lot of times that we could relive those precious memories we have of it.
While time travel is still a largely unverified – at least for now – means to get back into the past, a lot of effort has been made to recreate something very much similar to living as a child or at least bring back those childhood memories. The fact is, a lot of such efforts have definitely not gone unnoticed.
With advancements in tech, and especially computer technology, over the years; we’ve been gifted with a great deal of computer software capable of making life easier for the lots of us (or should I say, capable of sending us ‘back in time!?’)
Meet Montreal-based artist Conor Nickerson, a photographer who harnesses the power of Adobe Photoshop to create a funny and amazingly retrospective collection of photos of himself hanging out with his younger self-using his old family photos.
In a series of photos uploaded to a gallery named “Childhood” on his Behance portfolio, Conor displays a varying number of childhood photos now featuring his older self (thank you so much, Photoshop!)
According to him, his childhood memories remain only a distant memory (the photos are actually dated 1997 all through to 2005) and those photos remain the only link to his childhood.
He was wondering what it would look like to appear in these photos as a much older person and thankfully, he decided to give it a try.
Based on what he said, Conor wasn’t a Photoshop wizard or something like that. He, in fact, said that he had to learn (and has learned) a lot about Photoshop and photo editing.
Looking at his work, however, we would beg to differ on that; they look like the work of a professional graphics designer!
He did his best to make the photos appear natural, and consequently, genuine-looking.
He also posted the photos on Reddit (to the subreddit /r/pics) and the comments section exploded with WOWs, “thanks!” And even funny anecdotes of similar adventures.
A particular Reddit user even suggested in the comments that he Photoshop himself into his parents’ life-events (e.g. the priest at their wedding or the doctor at his own birth) and swap out the edited picture for the framed one.
I honestly can’t wait to see someone try that, it would be pretty hilarious (and a daring one, I must say). Wait till you see the looks on their faces when they discover what you’ve done!
While Conor did what most people wouldn’t think of, the moral here is that you shouldn’t discard your childhood photos simply because you’re all “grown up and mature.”
After all, they’re a part of your life you shouldn’t think of just giving up so easily.