Photo Courtesy of Tom Hussey
Tom Hussey recalls going over to his dad’s house a while back and chatting with a family friend, a World War II veteran named Gardner.
“He was about to turn either 75 or 80,” Hussey says. “We were sitting around talking and he said, ‘I can’t believe it. I still feel like I just got back from the war. I should be in my 20s — and then I look in the mirror and see this face I don’t recognize.’ “
That inspired Hussey, a commercial photographer, to capture the sentiment. He posed Gardner in this photo, and for the reflection, hired a model who looks the way Gardner feels.