Photo History: Young Me, Now Me

Young Me, Now Me
is a gallery of childhood photos recreated by now-grown kids. If you saw this phenomenon on social networks earlier this month, recheck it out — the gallery is now complete. What can you say? It’s a fun idea for everyone to try.

Two photos. The first shows a baby sitting on a kitchen floor with a box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes turned upside down and a pool of flakes covering the floor around the baby. The second photo shows the same child now in his early twenties sitting on a kitchen floor sitting in a pool of flakes as he holds a Corn Flakes box.

Two black and white photos. The first shows a toddler sitting on a metal chamber pot with his pants pulled down as he goes potty. His right arm is held up with a clenched fist and he has a smile on his face. The second photo shows the same child now grown up and balding while striking a similar pose, although a long shirt covers his nether regions.

Okay, so these photos are not so much a gallery as they were a competition among readers of the Color Wars 2008 website. People form teams and then participate in various real-world challenges which culminate in some form of activity that is often demonstrated through images or video. Also check out the three winners of this particular challenge.


7 Responses to “Photo History: Young Me, Now Me”

  1. RobMonroe says:

    I’m sorry to have missed such a contest. That would have been fun! I might take new pictures anyway. :o)

    May 1st, 2008 at 9:09 am

  2. Allison (CodeCrafter) says:

    What a fun idea. Some of those were amazing. I loved the ones with siblings or parents and kids!

    May 1st, 2008 at 3:49 pm

  3. Cindi says:

    Hi! Thanks for sharing the great pictures and website. I was on someone’s blog recently and the husband had pictures of himself young and tried to recreate that photo, but with his current age. Cindi

    May 1st, 2008 at 7:49 pm

  4. PsychMamma says:

    I personally like the two selections you posted better than any of the winning ones. The guy on the pot is hilarious – and brave. :-)

    May 1st, 2008 at 8:03 pm

  5. My Boaz's Ruth says:

    My friends have a picture like this up on their wall. They found the picture of father at about 6 months old when their son was the same age. They found similar clothes for the son and posed him in a similar pose, then took a picture. They printed them with the father (B&W) picture inset on the son picture.

    Its awesome. (Son is now 16 years old)

    May 2nd, 2008 at 8:55 am

  6. jessica says:

    lol love the pictures that is soo funny

    May 2nd, 2008 at 5:03 pm

  7. Michelle Rosborough says:

    Too funny

    May 5th, 2008 at 9:37 am