35 YEARS IN THE MAKING SO FAR
Since 1982 five friends have been taking the same photo every five years for 35 years.
Five friends from Santa Barbara, California go on vacation every 5 years
to the same place to take the same group photo and they have been doing it
since 1982. They started as
teenagers when they were just 19 years old. In 2017, at age 54 (well, not Mark, he was 53), they took
their 8th photo, 35 years after it began.
They visit the same lake. They stay in the same cabin. They sit on the
same deck railing. They sit in the same order. They make the same
pose. They even make the same facial
expressions. And, starting five years ago, some of them began wearing the same clothes.
2017 was special because the three guys named John returned to the shirtless appearance they hadn't done in 30 years.
Left to right:
Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony, John Dickson
Next photo 2022
Below are a selection of news articles including
The CNN Story that had more than 50 million views
Drivepedia.com story in 2019
In 2018-20 our photos have been part of an museum exhibition in Frankfur and Berlin.
Exhibit titled Like You! Digital and Analogue