Chris Porsz is a paramedic that has also become an amateur photographer. It started in the '70s, taking photos of interesting photos of people in areas of England. He created a book of recreating the shots with the same people decades later. For example, this one is of five 15-year-old friends running to a chip shop in 1980, and the same men running in 2016.
This photo is of Steve Osborn, AKA Metal Mickey, walking along on crutches after several motorcycle accidents broke his legs multiple times. Decades later he's using walking sticks, has three children and has raised money for bikers with disabilities by playing guitar in different bands.
Porsz's photos of the 1985 Pizza Eating Competition in Peterborough showed a surprising winner: a punk wearing a huge pink mohawk. Badger Farcue, who worked in construction at the time, finished his pizza within two minutes. He now has five children and moved away from Peterborough but continues working in construction.
Left to right, Shehnaz Begum, her twin sister Rukhsana and older sister Itrat were the subject of one of Porsz's 1980 photos. The three sat by the window of their family home, which they would do to see what's going on outside according to Shehnaz. In the 2013 photo, the sisters sat by a window again. They still keep in touch regularly and have families of their own.
Neil was a flute player that walked around the town center and would play outside the bank. The original photo was taken in 1986 and the recent photo with an older, tired Neil taken in 2016. At the time of Porsz's book release, Neil had not been seen for months.
These three schoolgirls — Sandra Williams, Carmen Chin and Maureen Mayers — were BFFs during their time at County Grammar School in Peterborough. They lost touch over the years and the school was shut down in 1985. Maureen has four children and a step-daughter, Carmen left Peterborough and has children as well. Maureen stayed in Peterborough with her four children. Fun fact about the original photo: Mayer is hiding her right arm after breaking it in a playground accident.
Two friends, Martin Coulson and Andy Randall, sit outside the arcade eating snacks in 1983. The 2016 photo has the two recreating that moment. Martin is now a warehouse manager and Andy works in telematics. The arcade has been replaced with a discount store.