In 1982, five teenagers took a picture, without realizing how it had became a tradition amongst themselves. For 3 decades, John Wardlaw, John Dickson, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney and John Molony, have been meeting up to take the same photo for every 5 years.
The first photo was taken when they were in high school. They were hanging out in the deck of a cabin near a lake, and John Dickson set this camera on self timer to take the group photo for the first time. ”For some reason, we all chose to have dark and mysterious expressions on our faces,” said Wardlaw. “I’m sure we all thought we were being really cool.”
Five years later, John Wardlaw, decided that it would be fun to recreate the photograph they had taken in 1982, which is how the tradition sort of started. So, in 1987, they went back to the same position, sat on the same bench, and with a self timed camera again. They even had the same expressions too! John Wardlaw, “I think I had a feeling this might become some cool tradition, but I had no idea we would still be doing it for 30 years,”