Photographer Tracks Down Kids He Snapped 40 Years Ago For THESE Nostalgic Pics.

ADVERTISEMENT

Dog and Tina in 1985 and again in 2015. They got a little more conservative over the years.

In the late 70’s Chris Porsz was a paramedic in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire but he had a hobby of walking around the city taking photos at random. He became known as the “paramedic paparazzo” as he took random photos of whatever he thought was a memorable moment.

Nearly forty years later he decided to try and track down some of the subjects of his early photos and recreate them. He had 134 of them that he wanted to do once again and when he was done he released a book of the photos called “Reunions." It’s believed to be the only book of its kind to ever be released.

It wasn’t easy to track everyone down and it took a lot of time and work. You can see here several of the great moments that were recaptured, making the time and effort well worth it. He used newspapers and Facebook to publish the old photos in hopes of finding the subjects of his original pictures. Since some of the people didn’t even know they were being photographed at the time it is amazing that he was so successful in finding most of them.

Here are a few of the recreated photos that appear in the book.


Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Three sisters in 1980 and again in 2013. The building has been redone but the view is just about the same.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Martin and Andy in 1983 and again in 2016. The chips were good but the store is no longer there.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Tony and Sally in 1980 and again in 2009. They had no idea the original photo was ever taken.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Friends in 1980 and again in 2015. Sadly two of them aren't alive anymore to take part in the reunion.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Sisters Anna and Emma in 1980 and again in 2012. The bubble blowing sisters still live in the area.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Metal Mickey in 1980 and again in 2016. His real name is Steve Osborn and his legs were broken several times in motor cycle accidents.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Gino in 1980 and again in 2014. He eventually traded in his ice cream truck for a pasta shop.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Layla in 1983 and again in 2014. She said she still loves milk but it's not free anymore.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Michael Ross (Nobby) in 1980 and again in 2015. He used to live in a bus shelter but now lives in a house.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Five friends running in 1980 and again in 2016. They were running to a chip shop back then and they had all lost touch before the reunion.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Donna and Steven in 1981 and again in 2015. The siblings still live near the house that they grew up in (pictured).

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Richard in 1980 and again in 2015. He worked at a butcher shop back then but it's now a cafe.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Punk friends in the 70's and again in 2013. The friends liked to listen to punk rock together after school. One of them lives in Spain now and couldn't make the reunion.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Neil in 1986 and again in 2015. He used to play the flute in front of the Co-op bank. He disappeared shortly after the reunion photo was taken.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

School girl friends in 1979 and again in 2016. The girls all attended the same school but had lost touch over the years before the reunion.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Tasbir in 1982 and again in 2016. He worked at the clothing stall for about four years and still lives nearby.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

The Plavecz sisters in 1982 and again in 2014. The house looks just about the same as it did back then.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson

Vicki in 1990 and again in 2015. She worked in the jewelry store back then and has had several jobs over the years since then.

Chris Porsz/Geoff Robinson


You can order Reunions here.