10 Beautiful Photos Of Older People Looking At Younger Reflections Of Themselves In The Mirror

Tom Hussey created a series of poignant portraits. posted on

1. Photographer Tom Hussey created the Reflection series.

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2. He was speaking to a World War II veteran who was quickly approaching his 80th birthday.

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3. “I can’t believe I’m going to be 80,” he told Hussey. “I feel like I just came back from the war. I look in the mirror and I see this old guy.”

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4. “It’s a universal condition — at some point in your life, you look in the mirror and say, ‘Wait a minute, how did I get this old?’” Hussey told BuzzFeed.

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5. “You have a memory of a time in your life that was pivotal — be it when you got your driver’s license, your senior year in high school, or maybe the year you married.”

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6. Five years after he created the veteran’s photo using an actor for the youth photo, Hussey was contacted by an ad agency.

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7. The images were used for the campaign for an Alzheimer’s drug.

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8. “The idea for doing these images was a person looking in the mirror and seeing what they remember.”

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9. “When you look in the mirror every day, you recognize yourself, but when you go back and look at a photo of yourself 20 years ago you say, ‘Wow, I really have changed.’”

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10. “You get to some milestone — age 20, 40, or 80 — and you can’t believe that much time has gone by.”

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