The artist merges two photographs taken in the same place but decades apart

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Now that’s a double take! The artist uses two photographs taken in the same place but decades apart… and merges them into one stunning image

  • Director Toryn Westcott, 36, left people baffled with his photographs
  • It merges two photographs taken in the same place decades apart
  • The time-defying images are part of his Hunter of History photo fusion project
  • The collection includes characters like model Twiggy and boxing legend Muhammad Ali

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A photographer has left people baffled with his stunning photographs, which bring two decades of time together in a single snapshot.

Director Toryn Westcott, 36, from Twickenham, has created a series of unique images by merging two moments that were captured in the exact same location but decades apart.

The digital creator collected the snapshots, one of which shows a 1960s Twiggy joining a modern-day pedestrian in Notting Hill, for his Hunter of History photo fusion Instagram project.

As part of the impressive collection, Mr Westcott mixed a snap of boxing legend Muhammad Ali with a photograph of lovebirds on Great Windmill Street in London.

Here, the Mail presents a series of its best shots defying time…

Mini marvel: Passersby in Notting Hill, west London, today would be shocked to see 1960s style icon Twiggy leaning on a traffic light pole in her trademark mini dress

The Last Post: A man in a baseball cap and ripped jeans strolls oblivious to the fashions of yesteryear at the post office in Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire

The Last Post: A man in a baseball cap and ripped jeans strolls oblivious to the fashions of yesteryear at the post office in Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire

This shot packs a punch: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, in a suit and booted with his entourage, walking down Great Windmill Street in London ahead of his heavyweight fight with Henry Cooper in 1963

This shot packs a punch: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, in a suit and booted with his entourage, walking down Great Windmill Street in London ahead of his heavyweight fight with Henry Cooper in 1963

Child of war: Artist's father Toryn Westcott, 80, with his own father and himself, aged two, in 1942 at the Freedom Fields Park memorial, Plymouth

Child of war: Artist Toryn Westcott’s 80-year-old father with his own father and two-year-old himself in 1942 at the Freedom Fields Park memorial, Plymouth

Open to all eras: Staff and shoppers pose proudly outside this grocery store in Byfield, Northamptonshire, in 1910. It's a recording studio today

Open to all eras: Staff and shoppers pose proudly outside this grocery store in Byfield, Northamptonshire, in 1910. It’s a recording studio today

Making history: Ned Parfett, 15, sells newspapers near Trafalgar Square in London the day after the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. He stands near the offices of White Star Line, owners of the ship.  Ned died six years later, at the age of 22, two weeks before the end of the First World War, in a shell explosion while he was collecting clothes to go on leave.

Making history: Ned Parfett, 15, sells newspapers near Trafalgar Square in London the day after the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. He stands near the offices of White Star Line, owners of the ship. Ned died six years later, at the age of 22, two weeks before the end of the First World War, in a shell explosion while he was collecting clothes to go on leave.

Life through a lens: A traditional shot on Westminster Bridge in the 1940s and a selfie on a cellphone in 2021

Life through a lens: A traditional shot on Westminster Bridge in the 1940s and a selfie on a cellphone in 2021

Images created by Toryn Westcott. For more, head over to Toryn’s Instagram page @hunterofhistory.

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