Thursday, May 30, 2013

Old Photo Recreation

Last Christmas, my sisters and I saw an idea floating around online, where people would recreate their old family photos with everything the same... except their age.

As we're a creative trio, we thought we'd have a go at it! The photos ended up in a calendar that we gifted to our parents. I graphic designed each month to represent something about our childhood and ourselves.

The difficulty with our project was that majority of the original photos were taken in New Zealand or Hong Kong... and we were limited to Melbourne, and only had a couple of weeks to do the photos. As such, we had to improvise a lot of locations, though the ultimate key to getting photos to looking the same was the lighting. If flash was used in the original photo, we used flash. If it was taken in the morning with the sun low, we did it in the morning etc.

I have to admit, we had to cheat a lot of colours using Photoshop, especially in clothing and lighting. I.e.- In the photo where I'm on a playground swing wearing a puffy pink jacket, that jacket is actually blue. Photoshop works miracles. ;)

Huge thanks to Luke for being our photographer and director! What a fantastic job he did, particularly with poses and expressions.

I would recommend any family to give this kind of project a go. It's a great deal of fun, and is sure to be a memory-maker. :)

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