It can sometimes feel like life is flying by and you’re not taking time out of your day to document how much you appreciate the people around you. That’s not an issue for the Brown sisters.
Photographer Nicholas Nixon, the husband to Bebe Brown, took a photo of his wife and her three sisters Heather, Mimi, and Laurie, in 1975. Instead of just stopping there, the sisters and Nixon decided to turn the family photo into a project and meet up every year for 40 years to take the same photo. I’m glad they did because these beautiful photos truly show how family is forever.
1976, Saw Some Matching Happening
Whether the sisters are aware of it or not, they often match for these photos. They often choose to wear clothes with similar cuts, prints, and styles. However, Laurie and Bebe look like they’re wearing the exact same dress.
They could’ve done this as a joke—which shows an unexpectedly playful side of the sisters in these serious portraits. This goes in line with the comical nature of the year since, in ’76, BBC convinced listeners that a planetary alignment would decrease gravity on earth shortly. Many called in saying they felt it.