A street photographer, Chris Porsz, has lately come up with an amazing work and posted online. He has reinvented the snapshots that he had taken in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. The idea of doing so came to him while he was traveling around the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (in Great Britain). The lensman has captured some heart-warming moments and also made it likely to re-form them.
Even after 40 years, he is being able to bring those individuals collectively in the same place. Isn’t it amazing?
Chris has brought together all the 135 reunifications in the book, “Reunions”, in which script part done by a writer named Jo Riley. The book articulates the stories of individuals in the photos. Have a look at his conceptions:
David Harvey and Tim Goodman
Delve into this picture and see how they have transformed between 1980 and 2010. This image was captured somewhere around Bridge Street and David Harvey had nowadays become Chief Superintendent but has superannuated. His son is a sheriff in London. Tim Goodman is an entrepreneur and is a father of six children. Time flies literally.
Oh my god! Can you see the change? This is how the jewelry assistant, Vicki Gracey has changed with the passage of time from 1990 to 2015. She has certainly become more high-spirited now and worked in different places such as restaurants. She is currently working with rental sustainability and two children now and still enjoy living in the city.
Five boys captured in an image while running
These five boys named Andy, Richard, Tony James, Aaron, and Devinder have been doing extremely very well in their respective lives. Andy joined Army later, he states, “I still dredge up playing the arcade game Phoenix, which involved birds hatching eggs.” While Richard works as an electrician, Tony James is a stone cutter by profession and Aaron is presently working at Ikea. Devinder is working for the Housing association. All these 5 friends plan to meet in coming years and try to stay in touch with each other. How life gets busy with the passage of time and we tend to stop meeting our close friends? How much busy we are, we should always make an effort to meet our friends, right?
Still having the same preference of check shirts, the Pink Mohican, punk Badger Farcue has even changed a bit since 1985. He was successful in winning the Pizza Eating Competition in Cathedral Square.
Former Badger worked as a laborer who used to construct dry stone walls but now, he has changed to Somerset and tarmacs roads. He was hardly 20 year old when he won the competition and said, “My friends cheered me to enter and we had to try and ate a 12-inch cheese and tomato pizza as speedily as possible. I earned it and got an appreciation on the front page of the local paper.”
Dog and Tina
In 1985, Dog and Tina were clicked near the Cathedral in Peterborough by the lensman. Tina was hardly 18-year-old at that point of time. The couple became parents of twins, but unluckily, they no longer together. Tina now lives in Dorset and does knitting, while Dog lives in South Wales and does hedgerow-laying and gardening. “I recall the photo being captured, it was a wonderful time. I had several styles of punk hair for a couple of years,” said Tina.
Unfortunately, in ill-fated numerous motorbiking accidents Mickey lost his both legs, Steve Osborn was widely known as Metal Mickey in the 1980s has changed very much till date. Steve now lives in Lincolnshire and is a father of 4 children. He walks with the support of sticks and is a guitarist, and was successful in raising around £20,000 for the National Association of Bikers with a disability.
Since 1985, these three sisters have matured terrifically. This is an image of the window of their house on Cromwell Road, in Peterborough. They still live in the same city. From left to right, Shehnaz Begum, her twin sister Rukhsana and their older sister Itrat are gawking out from the window.
The three recall their old golden days saying, ‘My twin sister and I were about 7 years old and Itrat was 9 years old. We always cherished riding our bikes with the other children in the boulevard and were good friends with another set of twins. Mum used to say we were quite a few.’
The Railway Kiss
Tony Wilmot and his sweetheart Sally were pictured by the lensman while kissing goodbye at the Peterborough Railway Station in 1980. Photographed in 2009, the couple was heedless that they were being snapped, only to notice 30 years later in a local newspaper, the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. The couple got married and have two children who are in their 20s now. They live in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
Certainly, the relationship of these friends is something that didn’t change at all with the passage of time. They have undergone sweeping transformations in their appearances. From 1982 to 2011 the five girls, Penny, three sisters Sarah, Louise, Carole, and Juliette have had considerable experiences. This photo was taken somewhere around the Guildhall, Cathedral Square. In the gathering photo, Alison (last on the right) sat on the place where her sister Juliette who sadly passed away used to sit.
The companionship of these four friends since 1980 is amazing the same till date. They were very thrilled for this reunification capture. Mr. Medler, one of the four friends told, “I dressed like that for about four years and my family always bellyached that I was taking way too long in the bathroom. It was fantastic going back over and meeting my friends again.” It is absolutely a thrilling event to reunify with your friends.