Man Brilliantly Photoshops Childhood Photos with a Modern Twist


We all wish we could relive our childhood at times, and a 20-year-old college student from Canada was able to do just that. Conor Nickerson seamlessly photoshopped pictures from his childhood to make it look like the adult version of himself was hanging out with the child version.

The student from Montreal came up with the idea of the project named “Childhood” while sifting through old family photographs.

The new project shows the Nickerson 'hanging out with myself' from 1997 to 2005. You can find the younger and older Conor side-by-side amongst birthday celebrations, days out, and family gatherings.

“I wondered what it would it look like if tried to photoshop myself today into them. 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,” Nickerson wrote on his Behance profile. Behance is a site where you can showcase your work as a portfolio.

“The result was learning a lot about Photoshop,” he continued, “but also an amusing, strange, and surprisingly introspective collection of photos of myself hanging out with myself”

After finishing the project, Nickerson told The Mirror that he was pleased with the outcome of the photos despite the immense effort to make each picture look as real as the originals. He also mentioned the tedious process of blurring and sharpening the photos.

Nickerson’s photos have since gone viral on Reddit, where a fellow Redditor asked, “Is it weird at all looking at these photos for you? I find it almost disturbing how real they look, like seeing a ghost or something.”

Nickerson replied, “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 little me would have gotten along pretty alright.”


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