A Trip Down Memory Lane

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

They say that a photograph is the pause button of life - a moment that captures a memory for you to look back on in years to come.


Well my friends, today's the day that I well and truly take a trip down memory lane.


I read a quote recently that said something along the lines of: "When life gets blurry, all you need to do is adjust your focus"

Professional photoshoot of Ross, wearing sunglasses and a black hoody that says "good vibes"

Photo credit: @jb.lifestylephotography


So that's exactly what I'm going to do. I don't know about you, but I LOVE looking back through old photographs.


If Corona has given us anything positive - it's simply time and appreciation.


Without getting too deep, I think it's important to look back on moments in your life and reflect, in order to see how far you've come.


I also thought it would just be really fun to recreate some 90's magic.


Enjoy!

Side by side image of Ross as a child and Ross now. Sat on the floor, surrounded by different balloons.

The original photo here was taken on the 21st July 1994 - my 1st birthday.


Recreating this image was a LOT of effort, but so much fun!


I bet you never thought you'd see me sat on the floor in my boxers, let alone wearing my mums dress... you're welcome. For a "behind the scenes" shot to see how the hell I got onto the floor, check out my Instagram page.

Side by side image of Ross as a child and Ross now. Wearing a smart white shirt, waistcoat and dicky bow tie

Some say Bond, some say snooker player... but why did nobody suggest Mr Grey? haha.


I usually hate getting 'dressed up', but this is one of those classic photos I had to recreate.

Side by side image of Ross as a child and Ross now. Sat on the sofa with a massive pair of headphones on

I guess you could say I've always had a thing for music - I wonder what I was listening to?! You can just see the pure concentration on my face, I love it!


I rarely sit on my sofa anymore either, so this was quite an interesting shot for me to get.

Side by side image of Ross as a child and Ross now. Sat on a kitchen chair wearing a denim jacket, poking his knee

This picture makes me smile because of the story behind it.


Before this photo was taken, I had fallen over outside and grazed my knee. This was a common occurrence in my childhood, before I became a full-time wheelchair user.


Whilst in tears I continued to poke the knee, making the situation 10x worse - much to my parents amusement - classic Ross.


I actually quite like this look, as it's definitely something I would still wear to this day.


And yes, I'll finally admit it... I was a little ginge!

I had so much fun creating this post, so I really hope you guys enjoyed it too. Let me know if you think I should try and recreate more throwback photos.


I'd also love to see you get involved and give it a go yourself!


Speak soon,

Ross x