Fun Baby Photos
A fun timeline of memorable moments of our little man growing up.
Most people or at least my friends look a bit awkward when you show them a photo of a baby, with comments like “yep, that’s a baby”, or an uncomfortable chuckle as they struggle to find anything positive to say about the proud picture you just presented to them.
After watching a film called “The Guard” a proud father tries to show a picture to his college of his baby and his reply was “Babies all look the same. The only time a baby doesn’t look like every other baby is when it’s a really ugly baby. So unless you’re about to show me a photo of a really ugly baby then I don’t want to see it.” This struck a bit of a chord with myself from a mans point of view, I don’t totally agree with what this guy said, but there is an element of truth in there. So to make photos a little more fun and not just another generic baby picture, a project / style we called Material World was born.
With trying to keep things simple and with a zero budget, we decided to use any house hold items that we could use to create our scenes, bed sheets and rugs for backgrounds, a multitude of clothes to create all sorts of items from trees to sharks, and naturally a good sprinkling of teddy bears and toys to finish.
As for ideas and inspiration we tried to plan out a monthly schedule, brainstorming and writing lists of ideas as and when we got inspired, on the occasions when our creative juices dried up, or inspiration was lacking, there is always unlimited amounts of great ideas on our faithful google.
None of the ideas were set in stone, and we changed our mind time and again, mostly due to leaving it too late to take the photo, or trying to make things less complicated with keeping in mind the fact that you are working with a baby, this does limit things depending on their mood, like when he decides to flail around and ruin the whole set we just created! Or if he decides to change the colour of the background to a unsavoury shade of his own creation.
Hope you enjoy our creations and hopefully inspire some of you out there to make your own fun pictures.
We are currently halfway through our first year so here is our first installment, we will post up the second half at the end of the year.
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