Calling it the “Five Year Photo Project” these five are taking the exact same photo at the exact same location near Copco Lake in Northern California every five years since 1982. They made the news for the first time in 2007, went viral in 2012 and now it’s time for another round of immortal friendship!
“In 1982 we took this rather odd photo. At the time we had not idea that 30 years later we would be reproducing it every five years.”
Contents of jar: One cockroach (live), One photo of Robert Young (to keep the roach company) and one butterscotch candy (roach food).
“When we realized the same five guys were going to be at Copco together again we decided to take the same photo for the second time”
“In 1992 the weather was cloudy and cold so shirts were worn on the three John’s for the first time.”
“At this point we had strayed a bit from the original photo, something we would start to correct in future photos.”
“This was the year we got back to truly duplicating the original though John M. forgot his sunglasses and we made a joke with the huge jar.”
“On this occasion we returned to a duplicate of the original jar (No Roach) and standardized a hat for all future photos.”
“On this occasion we even tracked down the original duplicate of the Robert Young photo to place in the jar. Sadly you can’t make out his face.”
“2017 Five Year Photo. Shirtless for the first time in 30 years.”