Admit it, we have all wanted to time travel into our childhood and meet our young self. But that is not possible, is it? Going back in time and telling your little childhood self that it is okay. But most importantly to enjoy the SLEEP and mistakes made, because when you grow up nothing stays the same. But there is one guy who actually hangs out with his childhood self! Photographer Conor Nickerson is on a project where he brilliantly photoshops himself into his childhood pics and the result is way too realistic! C’mon people you don’t use photoshop just to troll others xD
Meet the guy who brilliantly photoshops himself into his childhood self and the result is way too awesome!
“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 the biggest challenge for him was to match the picture qualities of the new photos to that of the old ones. He used various techniques like blurring, sharpening and noise editing to make them look like old photos. And his talent and patience really paid off well in the end!
1. Coolest photoshop ever!
2. Ah! How we wished we could give music.
3. Happiness is candids.
4. Always looked good in a suit.
6. A train journey together.
7. Those first hikes.
8. Christmas time!
9. It’s time we all met ourselves.
10. Sunny day photo shoot for the both of us!
11. A trip down memory lane!
Conor used his childhood photos from 1997-2005 and the results look absolutely real!
Conor says, “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.”
Indeed nostalgia is really a confusing emotion, we are happy that we got to live these moments not knowing what the future might hold ahead. But yet, we are homesick for the feeling of being a child again, where being hurt only meant falling down, where our worst enemy was nap time. I wish we could all go back!