These five friends took a photo together, sitting on a fence, that they had no idea would become a lifelong ritual. John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony and John Dickson became friends in high school and would make super 8 movies together.
This photo of them sitting on a fence would be recreated many times. As they aged, they took the same photo every few years, mimicking their original poses and expressions. The results were pretty remarkable.
The first photo was snapped in 1982, during a 4th of July getaway at a summer cabin on Northern California’s Copco Lake. They were staying at a cabin owned by Wardlaw’s grandparents. The photo was Dickson’s idea, a spur of the moment thing that changed their lives forever.