Artist merges two photographs taken at the same spot but decades apart

Now that’s a double take! Artist uses two photographs taken at the same spot but decades apart… and melds them into one mindbending image

  • Film director Toryn Westcott, 36, has left people baffled with his photographs
  • He merges two photographs that were taken at the same location decades apart
  • The time-defying pictures are part of his Hunter of History photo merge project
  • Collection features the likes of model Twiggy and boxing legend Muhammad Ali
  • A photographer has left people baffled with his mind-bending photographs, which bring two decades of time together in a single snapshot. 

    Film director Toryn Westcott, 36, from Twickenham, has created a string of unique pictures by merging together two moments that were captured at the exact same location but decades apart.

    The digital creator has collated the snapshots, one of which sees a 1960s Twiggy join a modern day pedestrian in Notting Hill, for his Hunter of History photo merge Instagram project.

    As part of the impressive collection, Mr Westcott blended together a snap of boxing legend Muhammad Ali with a photograph of lovebirds on Great Windmill Street in London.

    Here, the Daily Mail showcases an array of his best time-defying shots…

    Mini marvel: Passers-by today in Notting Hill, West London, would be shocked to see 1960s style icon Twiggy leaning on a traffic light pole in her trademark mini dress

    Mini marvel: Passers-by today in Notting Hill, West London, would be shocked to see 1960s style icon Twiggy leaning on a traffic light pole in her trademark mini dress

    The last post: A man in baseball cap and ripped jeans strolls by, oblivious to the fashion of yesteryear at the Post Office in Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire

    The last post: A man in baseball cap and ripped jeans strolls by, oblivious to the fashion of yesteryear at the Post Office in Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire

    This shot packs a punch: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, suited and booted with his entourage, walking down Great Windmill Street in London before his heavyweight fight with Henry Cooper in 1963

    This shot packs a punch: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, suited and booted with his entourage, walking down Great Windmill Street in London before his heavyweight fight with Henry Cooper in 1963

    War child: Artist Toryn Westcott’s 80-year-old father with his own father and two-year-old self in 1942 at the Freedom Fields Park memorial, Plymouth

    War child: Artist Toryn Westcott’s 80-year-old father with his own father and two-year-old self in 1942 at the Freedom Fields Park memorial, Plymouth

    Open all eras: Staff and shoppers pose proudly outside this grocer’s in Byfield, Northamptonshire, in 1910. It’s a recording studio these days

    Open all eras: Staff and shoppers pose proudly outside this grocer’s in Byfield, Northamptonshire, in 1910. It’s a recording studio these days

    Writing history: Ned Parfett, 15, sells newspapers near London’s Trafalgar Square the day after the Titanic sank in 1912. He is standing by the offices of the White Star Line, which owned the ship. Ned died six years later, aged 22, two weeks before the end of World War I, in a shell blast as he picked up clothes to go on leave

    Writing history: Ned Parfett, 15, sells newspapers near London’s Trafalgar Square the day after the Titanic sank in 1912. He is standing by the offices of the White Star Line, which owned the ship. Ned died six years later, aged 22, two weeks before the end of World War I, in a shell blast as he picked up clothes to go on leave

    Life through a lens: A traditional photo on Westminster Bridge in the 1940s and a selfie on a mobile phone in 2021

    Life through a lens: A traditional photo on Westminster Bridge in the 1940s and a selfie on a mobile phone in 2021

    Pictures created by Toryn Westcott. To see more go to Toryn’s Instagram page @hunterofhistory.

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