There was this online trend in which people recreate their childhood pictures, reenacting the same pose in the same place to compare how they’ve changed. But Montreal-based photographer Conor Nickerson has his own way of reliving his childhood memories. With Photoshop, he inserts his current self into his childhood photos to make him appear to be hanging out with his younger self.
His project, which he suitably named ‘Childhood’, features a series of digitally-manipulated pics from his childhood showing the ‘present’ him hanging out with his younger self on the images. The photo manipulations look eerily real that he really seemed to have traveled back in time. Having an experience in historical photo restoration, he had grasped the qualities of old photographs. If he can use Photoshop to restore old photos to make them look new, he can also use the software to make recent photos appear older.
Guy Uses Photoshop To Insert His Current Self Into His Childhood Pictures
In order to make his recent image flawlessly blend with his childhood pics, his editing process involves a lot of blurring, noise, and sharpening to get it to like an older photo. If we didn’t explained earlier that these photos were edited, these might have convinced you that these are plainly photos of a man and a boy hanging out together.
“While looking through some old family photos, I wondered what it would look like if tried to photoshop myself today into them,” Conor writes. “I gathered all the old hats and t-shirts that I could find and did my best to put myself into those moments which, aside from these old photos, remain only a distant memory.”
Nickerson also revealed that his childhood pics were taken around 1997-2005. Until someone invents a time machine, Photoshop is probably the only way we could bring our current self into our childhood memories.