This Family Took the Same Photo For 24 Years and the Results Are Spectacular

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Zed Nelson, a London-based photographer, had an amazing idea for a photo project back in 1991. He called his project “The Family.” On his Web site, he wrote,

I began this project twenty-two years ago. The wife of a friend was nine months pregnant, and I had an idea—based on time-lapse photography—to photograph them together, on the same day every year, forever. I planned the shoots in a formal, almost scientific way. Every year, at the same time, against the same backdrop, under the same lighting. This way, there are no distractions, only the miracle of growth and the changes of time and age.”

Take a look at “The Family” photo project:

1991
A little baby and a couple of tired parents

Old Photo

1992
Mom and Dad are looking a bit more with it this year.

1992 Image

1993
Kids really do change so fast.

1993 Photo

1994
Shirtless toddler!

1994 Picture

1995
Aww, someone’s a little grouchy!

1995

1996
Happiness in a photo. *heart eyes*

1996 Photo

1997
Those sandals totally date this photo.

1997 Faces

1998
Bare feet don’t care.

1998 Shoe Less

1999
The kid’s becoming such a chubster!

1999 Image

 

2000
I love the smiling ones.

Chin Up

2001
And laughing is even better!

Perfect Photo

2002
Mom and Dad are both stylin’ in this one!

2002 Photo

2003
They all look a little like they had other plans for the day.

2003 Photo

2004
Major growth spurt – look at those feet!

2004 Photo

2005
The boy is going through his “it’s not cool to smile for pictures” phase. Wonder how long that will last?

2005 Image

2006
The lighter tops are a nice change.

2006 Faces

2007
Eep! Major hairstyle change for the kid…and when did Dad start to look like an older man?

Older Than Before

2008
Facial hair!

Older Faces

2009
He’s starting to look like a young man, and Mom’s style has totally evolved.

Grown Man

 

2010
That haircut makes the son look so much older!

New Look

2011
Is Mom wearing a bow? And, WOW I LOVE THE GLASSES.

Looks Cute

2012
They’ve all changed so much, but Mom the least, I think.

They've Changed

2013
Seriously, just for fun – take a good look at this one and then pop back to the first photo. It’s pretty wild to see them change yearly this way.

They Changed Yearly

2014

Nelson stated that, “The project is planned to continue until I cease to exist, or until the family die, or refuse to continue.”

 

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