The brothers, Matt and Evan Breslow decided to recreate three photos as a surprise for their mother in 2012, it was such a success and they did four more in 2015 – some 30 years after they were originally taken.
“The smile and the burst of laughter that came out of her, I’ve never heard her cackle as hilariously as she did in that moment,” Matt Breslow told Fox 12 News.
“Our whole idea here is childhood, and the nostalgia and school bus and grilled cheese and connecting all those things,” he explained. “So we thought it would be funny if the tables were all these childhood pictures.”
The project took a lot more work than it might look. Finding outfits similar to their childhood ones was a challenge, requiring them to scour thrift stores and the Internet for jean jackets and overalls. They even had to make some of the clothes themselves.
“Goodwill, eBay, some vintage stores – I think we found one pair of the acid wash jeans at a vintage store,” Matt said. “Some of it we had to make, we had to create.”