Ever wanted to go back in time and hang out with your younger self? While looking through some old family photos, photographer Conor Nickerson wondered what it would it look like if tried to photoshop himself today into them. He gathered all the old hats and t-shirts that he could find and did his best to put himself into childhood moments which, aside from these photos, remain only a distant memory. The result was learning a lot about Photoshop, but also an amusing, strange, and surprisingly introspective collection of photos of himself hanging out with himself.
Calling his series Childhood, the project required costume changes and photo manipulation. Nickerson’s photos have since gone viral on Reddit, where a fellow Redditor raised the question, “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 and little me would have gotten along pretty alright.”