23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

Let’s say “Thank you!” to Joseph Nicephore Niepce who invented photography. This “time machine” lets you store your memories and easily go back to the past when you want. What’s more, thanks to 2 photos taken at different times you can see all the changes happened to us, our lives, and the world around us.

AZtag likes to look through before and after pictures. We’re sure you’d like to see these 23 photos and imagine what stories hide behind them.

In love 40 years later

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

When you find a hairdresser that you trust:

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“My snail from a 1.5 in shell grew to a 6 in shell in one year.”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

Cheerful friends 45 years later

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

Left: 10 years into a drug addiction. Right: 3rd year being clean.

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

Boston, 30 years apart:

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“My sister and I had some awkward middle school years.”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

New Zealand, 2 days apart

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“My daughter and me on Lookout Mountain in 2006 and 2019.”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

From a dying plant, to being cared for correctly.

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“My grandpa and his dad almost 100 years ago. Tesla model 3.”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“Nobody picked her because she was the ’ugly’ kitten. Just look at her now!”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“5 years apart, summer 2014 to summer 2019, muscle gain and fat loss.”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“One year ago, I shaved my head. Now, my hair is back along with several grey hairs.”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“This poor baby was giving me those sad eyes until we finally got her home. Welcome home, Chloe!”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

5 months later in Australia after the rains

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“Me and my son on the left, my son and my grandson on the right.”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“Before and after cleaning over 30 years of tarnish off my grandmom’s spoons. She hand-picked each one from around the world.”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“This on the left was one year ago vs Yesterday. I never thought I would go out in public wearing a crop top!”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

Prom 2009 and Wedding 2019

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

3 years of experience

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

“Me and my husband in the same pre-school class at 3 years old in 1994 and our kids on the first day of school in 2019 at 3 and 6 years old.”

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

2 Mr. Olympias, Franco Columbu and Arnie, have been playing chess for more than 50 years.

23 Before and After Photos That Show Drastic Changes

After compilations like these, we always want to look through our old photos and create the same before and after collages to see the changes. How often do you compare your old pictures with present ones?

Preview photo credit komarexalex / Reddit