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:
A little baby and a couple of tired parents
Mom and Dad are looking a bit more with it this year.
Kids really do change so fast.
Aww, someone’s a little grouchy!
Happiness in a photo. *heart eyes*
Those sandals totally date this photo.
Bare feet don’t care.
The kid’s becoming such a chubster!
I love the smiling ones.
And laughing is even better!
Mom and Dad are both stylin’ in this one!
They all look a little like they had other plans for the day.
Major growth spurt – look at those feet!
The boy is going through his “it’s not cool to smile for pictures” phase. Wonder how long that will last?
The lighter tops are a nice change.
Eep! Major hairstyle change for the kid…and when did Dad start to look like an older man?
He’s starting to look like a young man, and Mom’s style has totally evolved.
That haircut makes the son look so much older!
Is Mom wearing a bow? And, WOW I LOVE THE GLASSES.
They’ve all changed so much, but Mom the least, I think.
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.
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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