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Photoshop Wiz Dad Places His Adorable Daughters Into Crazy Adventures

Sunday 08.03.2014 , Posted by
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IT director by day, Photographer/Photoshop Wizard Extraordinaire by night, John Wilhelm brings his imagination to life with the help of his 3 adorable daughters. At 5.5 years old, Lou is the big sister to toddler Mia (2.8 years old) and infant Yuna (6 months) and all 3 have been excellent participants in helping their daddy realize his wildest ideas. From a giant octopus attack during a scuba diving adventure in the bathtub to wild crocodiles stealing a camera, these girls have survived it all. Playing different roles, like an ancient spaghetti charmer, auto mechanics pumping up Mom’s belly, and Little Red Riding Hood seems to be a blast for these little ones. [Read more...]

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Families with 5 Generations in 1 Photograph

Monday 06.23.2014 , Posted by
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With the snap of the shutter, most cameras capture just a tiny fraction of time. Julian Germain (previously) creates images that go much further than that, showing us – in one glance – the long passage of time through connected lives. His continuing series “Generations“, is a insightful look at the life cycle of a family. Here, he often features 5 generations in one photograph – from great, great grandparents down to the newest member of the family. [Read more...]

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Parents and Kids Swapping Clothes (Or Why Parents Shouldn’t Dress Their Age)

Tuesday 02.18.2014 , Posted by
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Do your mom and dad think your fashion is completely crazy? Do your kids think you’ve completely checked out when it comes to style? Then survey this fantastic series of images from photographer Qozop. In each, he’s been getting parents to swap clothes with their kids… and the results are excitingly revealing. [Read more...]

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Then and Now: Brothers Recreate Old Family Photos with Charmingly Awkward Results

Wednesday 01.22.2014 , Posted by
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Designer Joe Luxton and his brother have been recreating childhood family photographs as their adult selves. Like so many things, we’ve seen this concept a number of times before, but there’s really something about the attention to detail and awkward situations these two have remade that sets this collection apart. [Read more...]

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Couple Remakes Famous Movie Scenes With Their Baby and “Domestic Junk”

Monday 12.23.2013 , Posted by
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You’ve seen these movies before, but never like this. Finding themselves with a house full of cardboard boxes from their recent international move, and a new-ish baby, this couple have been creating scenes from their favorite films built entirely from their “favorite domestic junk”. Look closely and you’ll spot plastic cutlery as teeth, overturned shelving as boats and a ridiculous amount of family creativity. [Read more...]

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Christmas Tradition: 2 Brothers Sit On Santa’s Lap For 34 Years

Friday 12.13.2013 , Posted by
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Although holiday traditions change as we get older, add on to our families, or get separated by distance, most of us have some that we try to keep alive. Whether it’s a special recipe that is passed down for years, a certain place where everyone gathers, or decorations that make it feel like the holiday season. For these two brothers, sitting on Santa’s lap is a tradition that never slipped away. For the past 34 years they have sat on Santa’s lap, showing the progression of fashion, or lack thereof, through the decades, transitioning through the awkward years, and growing families to start the tradition all over again. [Read more...]

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Faded Memories: Diane Meyer Pixelates Family Portraits with Meticulous Embroidery

Monday 10.28.2013 , Posted by

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Last week I mentioned artist Johan Rosenmunthe’s pixelated photographs exploring the fuzzy nature of self-representation online – well, here’s an artist that is showing the equally fuzzy nature of memory. Los Angeles-based artist Diane Meyer has been using old family photographs showing her childhood in rural New Jersey, and meticulously embroidering them with chunky pixel-like cross stitch that both enhances and obscures the images of the past. [Read more...]

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Mother and Daughter Create Fun “Identical” Portraits

Monday 07.22.2013 , Posted by

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While 24 year old Carra Sykes was waiting to hear back about potential design jobs, and not hearing much, she hatched the idea for a project that would keep both her and her mom Marti busily creative. While the two women don’t look uncommonly familiar, the similarities do become apparent when they dress in the same clothes and pose in the same spot. Their Mother + Daughter project has become a really great series, showing the close bond between the two as they humorously wear the same motorcycle helmet in the shower, plank on the sofa, or just stand in the forrest… and like many great projects, it all began as a joke [Read more...]

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Meet the World’s Biggest Albino Family

Monday 10.29.2012 , Posted by

Being born albino is a difficult fate for anyone, with the side effects of increased sensitivity to light and poor vision that go hand in hand with the condition, but for this Indian family of 10, the prejudice has been the hardest part. In Southern India, the Pullan family faced much hardship and prejudice, so they moved to the more diverse and accepting city of Delhi, where they are often mistaken for foreigners and called “angrez” which means English. In spite of the adversity they’ve faced, Mother Mani Pullan considers their condition “a gift from God.” The family of 10 albinos will soon be replacing a Canadian-American family of 6 for the title of “World’s Biggest Albino Family” in the record books. [Read more...]

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Family Portraits: Reunited Using Skype Video

Monday 06.11.2012 , Posted by

In these highly mobile times, it’s often difficult to collect the whole family group together for a traditional family portrait. In Singapore, where these portraits are regularly taken at a studio, but where many members of the family are now living in other countries, this tradition is becoming harder and harder to practice. How to remedy the situation? New York based artist John Clang had an idea for how to bring families back together using modern technology we already use to keep connected: Skype. [Read more...]

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