One look at this photo and I bet you’ll be on the phone/email to your closest friends (providing you have some, and that they’re willing) and persuading them to do the same thing as these guys. In 1982 these five champs posed for a photo by Copko Lake in California and continued doing so in the same ritual every 5 years for the next 30 years. “For some reason, we all chose to have dark and mysterious expressions on our faces,” said one of them, “I’m sure we all thought we were being really cool.”
Whether or not they were imitating Nicholas Nixon’s The Brown Sisters remains unknown, but what we do know is that these guys stayed firm friends for 30 years and are an inspiration to us all. That, and the fact that no matter what you do, you can’t avoid the cruel, lurking hands of the ageing process.