Man Photoshops Himself Into Girlfriend’s Childhood Photographs


What happens when someone proficient with Photoshop, such as a wedding photographer identified only as Wan, wants to make something sweet for his girlfriend of four years? You end up with this: a collection of Photoshopped photographs as creepy as it might be romantic.

In an effort to celebrate their 4th anniversary together, Wan decided that rather than an actual gift, he would take photos from his significant other’s childhood and superimpose himself into the images. Stating in a message Wan posted on Chinese microblogging service Weibo, he shared “I want to send my love letter to little you, but without a time machine, the only thing I can do is come into your dream to meet you. [translated]”

However, beyond the above statement, most of the controversy lies in the Photoshopped images, as the subject matter in a few of the images is rather creepy to put it mildly.

Writing on his Weibo profile, in regards to the images, Wan shared, “I am sorry I don’t have a surprise for you, because I believe staying with you in the past four years is the biggest surprise.” I’ll leave you to take that as you will.

There’s no word on whether or not his girlfriend was impressed or horrified by the images, but from responses across the web, it looks about 50/50 on whether people deem it creepy or romantic. Below are a collection of the images he created, so we’ll just let you draw your own conclusions.








(via People’s Daily via Kotaku)

  • Christian Coquet

    I’m sorry, but it looks creepy to me :(

  • Figures

    Creepy and tasteless.

  • matt

    Creepy. File this one under ‘just because you can doesn’t mean you should.’

  • fast eddie

    “Aggregate photography blog has slow day, posts yet more drivel…”

  • Paul

    These are bad and for multiple reasons.

  • K S B

    A pedophile in the making…

  • Patrick Kawahara

    creepiest ex-boyfriend ever.

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  • Spawn666949

    Yeah, definitely creepy.

  • Adam Cross

    what the hell……

  • Amer Al-Hiyasat

    Not sure it’s 50/50… seems to me everyone thinks it’s creepy

  • @JacksonCheese


  • Carlini Fotograf


  • Mojo

    That’s something I’d expect from the Japanese, not the Chinese.

  • Guu

    Why people think it’s creepy??
    Have you guys never been in love????

    A man sincerely in love also loves to see his girlfriend’s = future wife’s childhood photos as much as adult ones:

    a) because he loves every bit of her !
    (and he wants to show his love is timeless)

    b) because he wishes to have a family with her – a daughter that would look just like her and a son that would look just like himself.
    Well, we never get such lookalikes as our next generation but anyway,

    stop seeing pedophiles where they don’t exist
    and learn to recognize a person truly in love.

    PS – I find these photos very moving and absolutely lovely!
    And fun and playful.
    Looks like they are a couple who laugh a lot together.
    I think it’s also a bit like “I wish I had known you since we were children” kind of thing.

    (… oh, and I’m sorry to see so many sad people who have never experienced true love around here – and see dirt everywhere they look …. maybe it’s about time to stop trolling on internet, wash your dirty mind with some meditation, and go out and find your own other half?)

  • Ygor Oliveira

    Not to mention his awkward stance in the first photo.

  • Oj0

    I also find them moving… him into a prison cell. Sorry, but there’s nothing un-creepy about these pictures.

  • Guu

    Addition: IMO, peoples reaction to these fun photos tell more about their own state of mind than the photographer Wan’s.

  • Matias Gonua

    Do you actually believe everything you’ve said? HIlarious!

  • Chris Hirst

    Love the way he floats just above the ground when he hasn’t got the sense to place outside the frame

  • Mike

    People forget that they have legs when they look through a viewfinder?

  • ReinoldFZ .

    ugh, I suspect that his girlfriend is tied to a chair in his stinky basement :S

  • Cynical Bloke

    Tasteless? It’s a fun idea. It probably shouldn’t have been shared though.

  • Zagros

    Not the best Photoshop I’ve seen

  • Les A Lancaster

    just before I saw
    the check which had said $7236 , I be certain that…my… brothers friend
    could trully bringing home money in there spare time on their computer. .
    there sisters roommate had bean doing this 4 only 9 months and just now
    cleard the dept on their villa and bought Ford Focus . why not try here

  • David Kirk

    Would have been sweeter if he’d uses images of him as a child perhaps. Though if over done instead of ‘creepy’ it could have came off as obsessive. . .

  • Mark Wheadon

    You can tell he’s a photog – he couldn’t bear to soften his contribution to the images to match the originals ;-)

  • kirsten863

    My Uncle Nathaniel recently got a nearly
    new red Chrysler 200 Sedan only from working part time off a home pc… find
    out this here C­a­s­h­D­u­t­i­e­s­.­ℂ­o­m

  • LucifeL MartelL

    OH common for FUCK’s SAKE…!!! he just trying to be cute with it… !!! For once it would nice if everyone just took their BROKEN !!! moral compass and shoved it up their arses…!!!

  • roland roldan

    Bad photoshop…………………….

  • Priscilla Candelas

    I find the idea of this cute. Someone else suggested that it would have been less offensive if he photoshopped these with pictures of him as a kid, and I agree. However, he probably did it this way because it was easier. He probably used green screen, where if he used his own childhood pictures, he would have had to do more work. So yeah. I don’t find these creepy, and while I can see why people think it is, the truth of the matter is that pedophiles are people who want to have sex with children. There is no proof in these photos that shows that’s the case. I feel that he was trying to say that he wished he met his girlfriend earlier and grew up with her. I know that’s the case with my bf and me (almost our 4 years anniversary as well coincidently). If you don’t like the pictures fine, but don’t be calling this man something he is most likely not.