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    5 friends pose for the same photo every 5 years for 30 years

Yay friendship! Five friends pose for the same photo every 5 years for 30 years

Posted by Liv Siddall,

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.

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    5 friends pose for the same photo every 5 years for 30 years

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    5 friends pose for the same photo every 5 years for 30 years

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.