“For Ritenour High School senior, Brittany Creech of St. Louis, the inspiration for great senior pictures came to her in the form of Fourth Meal. The 17-year-old told The Huffington Post she jokingly tweeted about taking the photos at Taco Bell a few weeks ago. Then, Creech said, she started to take the idea more seriously. She spoke with photographer Brendan Batchelor, who was into it.”
“These photos were exactly 25 years apart. My little brother, our dad, and our grandfather are all separated by 30 years in age. In the first picture they are 1 day, 30 years, and 60 years old. In the second they are 25 years + 1 day, 55 years, and 85 years old.”
Love Boat Rejects is a collection of pictures taken by Ian Hughes and his fellow photographers onboard American, Norwegian and Italian cruiseships throughout the 1990s. Working the decks was Ian’s first job when he left Art College in Merseyside in 1989.
“So I was going through some old photos and I found this. My Dad holding Magic Johnson and looking incredibly badass while doing it. A little backstory. My Dad was good friends with Jerry Buss’ niece, and was invited to a Laker’s picnic. He played volleyball all his life and Magic, along with a few others, wanted to test his skills. He played Magic and as he was going up for a spike, my Dad slammed it back into his face to win the game. Magic came up to him after, grabbed him and said, “Next time, you’re on my team.” They both had a good laugh and my Dad swooped him up into his arms.”