Just occasionally the Internet comes up trumps and helps someone create something really remarkable, as they have done in assembling this array of recreated childhood and family photographs. What is even more clever is that once you have looked at them all, only then does the penny drop and you realise that on fifty occasions, fifty people have independently had exactly the same idea at some point or another. Truth be told, we love the idea at Stylish Eve, and whether embarrassing or not, these photos do nothing other than stand as testament to family values. We think it is remarkably touching how many of these photographs are not just of children, but include the parents as well. What is even more of a surprise in some of the photos is not seeing how much the children have changed, but how little the parents have!
What we also love about this collection is the way each and every one has thrown themselves into the whole spirit of the event. If the child has food all over its face, so does the adult version. If the child is pulling a face, once again so does the grown up version. Not a trick has been missed, even down to using props as close to the original as possible. If we giggled the most, it was at the recurring theme of a baby’s or child’s bottle being replaced by a more adult version which may possibly have contained alcohol, but we wouldn’t dare say for sure. What the photos all tell you though is that family is important, that family matters, and that memories of our childhood are so very precious. Doubtless each and every person who was involved in recreating these nostalgic photos will have thought back to the very day when the original was taken. We wonder how much, if anything, any of them remember. We’d like to think that in another twenty year or so they could all recreate the same photos once again…..