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College Student Photoshops His Adult Self Into Childhood Photos

In case you ever wondered what it would be like if you could time travel, check this out.

Meet Conor Nickerson.

So which Man in Black is he in this photo? He's, well... both of them. See, Conor is a photographer and musician based in Montreal, who is originally from a small town in Massachusetts. And one day during a recent visit home, he was looking through some old family photos and wondered what it would it look like if tried to photoshop himself into them as he looks today.


So cool!

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"I gathered all the old hats and t-shirts that I could find (and did my best to look like I belonged in the late 90s / early 2000s), and placed myself into eleven childhood moments," he explained in his recent post about the project on Facebook. "The result was learning a lot about Photoshop, and an amusing, strange, and surprisingly introspective collection of photos of myself hanging out with myself."

The finished project—which he shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page—is a nostalgic collection called CHILDHOOD: Myself hanging out with myself, c. 1997-2005, that showcases Nickerson hanging with his mini-me while picking apples, riding a train, opening presents and just chilling in the kitchen.


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"Looking at these times makes me feel fortunate that I had a good childhood," Nickerson told Today. "I know it's a privilege that not everybody gets growing up."

True story. Check out the rest of the collection here.

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Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and mom of two who writes about parenting and pop culture. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Instagram