Friends Photographed in 2000 and Again in 2017, Showcasing Difference in People’s Aging

Let’s just start this story with an epic fact. Photographer of this project is a friend with the most adorable and stunning divine women that has ever walked this Earth. Yeah, the Ellie Kemper (Erin from ‘The Office’). Now when we’ve got that out of the way… Photographer Josephine Sittenfeld was a junior at Princeton University in the year 2000 and that was when she first captured portraits of her classmates on a medium-format film. After exhibiting her work on campus those portraits were just left in a closet of her parents’ home. 17 years later, close to their fifteen-year college reunion, an idea of reshooting those portraits came to Sittenfeld’s mind. Dusting off the old portraits was the first step. Next one for sure was much harder. Finding and reaching to all of her friends that are now scattered around the world. As seen in her portraits Sittenfeld’s belief is that serious portraiture should eschew smiles to capture more precisely subjects’ true nature and individuality. As Sittenfeld’s former roommate recalls in a Q. & A.: “At twenty, I felt something intangible, indescribable, full of energy. Only now am I able to describe it – the ultimate sensing of a life ahead.”

Project by photographer Josephine Sittenfeld


In 2000 she captured portraits of her classmates on a medium-format film

After its exhibition on campus photos were left almost forgotten in her closet

Just before their 15-year reunion this idea came to her mind


She took the old photos and reached to her old friends

Together they recreated their 17-year-old portraits

Interestingly showcasing the difference in people’s aging


This man is trapped in a no-aging bubble

Ladies and gentleman, the gorgeous Ellie Kemper – aka Erin from ‘The Office’


Just another dude that’s not a heavenly charming Ellie Kemper, aka Erin from ‘The Office’

A beautiful lady, but stil not a lovely and strikingly ravishing Ellie Kemper

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