17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Categories: North America | Photo project

The passage of time only accelerates with age, and before you have time to blink, yesterday's schoolboy suddenly becomes a respectable father of a family. Time is an irresistible force that cannot be stopped. A photographer from the American city of Providence, Josephine Sittenfeld, recreated a series of portraits of her college friends that she took in 2000 to mark the inexorable passage of time.

17 years ago, Josephine was a first-year student at Princeton University and photographed her friends a lot. As it often happens, the pictures ended up in the closet of the parent's house and collected dust. However, in the spring of this year, when the 15th anniversary of its release was approaching, Josephine remembered them and decided to recreate the portraits.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways Source: josittenfeld.com

The photographer called a series of photos in the "before and after" format "Reunion" ("Reunion of graduates"). In portraits taken with a difference of 17 years, it is clearly noticeable how a person's face changes.

Former roommate Josephine said: "At the age of 20, I felt an elusive and inexplicable surge of strength. Now I can already say that it was — an incredible feeling that the whole life is still ahead."

In the pictures 17 years later, the characters look different, not so tight - shoulders forward, bodies are more relaxed.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Sophie.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Ellie Kemper became an actress. She is best known for her role in the TV series "The Office".

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Larry.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Becky.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Ethan.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Isley.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Anna.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Tenley and Ryan.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Evilyn.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Olympia.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Craig, Denise, Amy and Jess.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Chris, Connor, Sam and Seth.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Ethan, Ellie and Christina.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Cris.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Josephine.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Katie and Amanda.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Ann.

17 years later: the photographer uses the example of friends to show how people grow up in different ways

Jess.

Keywords: Age | Graduates | Before and after | Friends | Portraits | Aging | Then and now | Photographer

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