We all love a good photoshop. Whether it’s Average Rob adding himself into the lives of the world’s rich and powerful or James Fridman taking people’s requests on twitter for hilarious results, photoshop is a powerful tool and when used correctly, can lead to some pretty amazing results.
Conor Nickerson has decided to follow a different path, rather than making people laugh, he like to make us feel. He finds childhood photos of himself, sometimes just him and sometimes with other family members and adds himself into them. The results are pretty powerful, give a sense of nostalgia and longing for things that once were.
“While looking through some old family photos, I wondered what it would it 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 childhood moments which, aside from these photos, remain only a distant memory.”
Conor says that one of the biggest challenges was matching the quality of the new photos to the old ones. “It involved a lot of blurring, sharpening, and noise to try to get it to look like an older photo.”
“Editing the pictures and looking at them so closely for so long takes a bit away from the shock value, but seeing the final images all together definitely is a bit strange! I feel like me and little me would have gotten along pretty alright.”
We really loved this project and hope to see more from Conor in the future.