What if you could see what you’d look like in forty years? Would you like what you saw? Fans of Elvis Presley got a peek at it recently when a photo was aged-up to show what the King would look like if he were alive today.
The photo was created by PhoJoe.com, who specialize in image manipulation and restoration. While their site contains examples of other age progression, the Elvis photo is by far the most stark. His silver grey locks almost give a Johnny Cash look, which is fitting seeing as the two were constantly compared during their lives.
Elvis was born in 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi, but made his name in Memphis, Tennessee as a soul singer turned rock and roll star. His fame and success eclipsed every singer before him, even leading to acting gigs in a long list of hollywood films. He’d star in movies such as ‘Love Me Tender’ (1956), ‘Jailhouse Rock’ (1957) and ‘Viva Las Vegas’ (1964) as both the leading man and soundtrack.
In 1958, Elvis was conscripted into the military where he would serve for two years. During this time he would be introduced to amphetamines, which many believe played a part in his death. In 1977 the world was shocked by the news that Elvis had died, despite dealing with poor health for the better part of the decade. At just 42, the world lost one of its greatest entertainers.
PhoJoe gives us a window into what the singer would look like had he lived another 40 years. With the amount of medical advances and methods of plastic surgery that prevail in today’s society, maybe he would have looked even younger than he’s portrayed.
Perhaps their weirdest service available is age regression, in which someone can effectively create baby pictures where none exist. The result is a somewhat odd, crushed photo that creeps you out more than anything else.
In 2016, when we’ve lost so many celebrities around the world, pausing for a moment to look at one of the ones we lost too young should be encouraging. Instead, it’s just kind of weird. The retired King looks like he’d fit right in on the golf courses of a retirement community in Florida. It’s all in the hips.