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The INSIDER Summary:

  • Photographer Conor Nickerson is going viral for Photoshopping himself into his old family photos.
  • His photo series shows Nickerson hanging out with his younger self from circa 1997 to 2005.
  • “I feel like me and little me would have gotten along pretty alright,” Nickerson said on Reddit.
  • See his “amusing, strange, and surprisingly introspective” collection of photos below.

Montreal-based photographer Conor Nickerson has a stunning collection in which he Photoshops himself into his old family photos.

On Thursday, Nickerson shared his heartwarming project in a now-viral post on Reddit. The series of 11 photos shows the photographer hanging out with his younger self from circa 1997 to 2005.

“I got the idea to do this project when I was home from University on spring break this year,” Nickerson told INSIDER. “While looking through some old family photos, I wondered what it would it look like if [I] tried to Photoshop myself today into them,” he explained in a statement about his collection online.

The end result was, in Nickerson’s words, an “amusing, strange, and surprisingly introspective” series of photos — take a closer look below.

To create these photos, Nickerson first had to transport his current self back into the late ’90s.

“I gathered all the old hats and t-shirts that I could find,” Nickerson said online

He continued, “I did my best to put myself into childhood moments which, aside from these photos, remain only a distant memory.”

Nickerson learned a lot about Photoshop along the way.

He wrote on Reddit : “Matching the quality of the new photo to the old was definitely a challenge! It involved a lot of blurring, sharpening, and noise to try to get it to look like an older photo.”

“It took so long to work on them and I was really learning how to do it as I went along, so it was nice to see that they came out alright and that they got such a positive reception,” he told INSIDER.

One Reddit user asked Nickerson if he is weirded out looking at these photos. “

I find it almost disturbing how real they look, like seeing a ghost or something,” the user wrote

“Seeing the final images all together definitely is a bit strange!” Nickerson replied. But “editing the pictures and looking at them so closely for so long [took] a bit away from the shock value.”

“I feel like me and little me would have gotten along pretty alright,” Nickerson said on Reddit.

One Reddit user suggested that Nickerson Photoshop himself into photos of his parents’ major life events for his next project. “

Now that’s an idea!” Nickerson replied.

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