Zed Nelson is a photographer from London who took on an interesting photo project over two decades ago. The wife of a friend was in the ninth month of pregnancy when he had the idea to do a unique time-lapse: photographing the family every year on the same day. He made a point of making sure that the lighting, backdrop and all other compositional elements stayed constant so that the progress of time and the “miracle of growth” was really highlighted.
1991: It starts with a baby.
1992: Already standing.
1993: Wow, he's adorable.
1994: Check out those polka dots. This was definitely mid-90's.
1995: Come on kid, try to smile.
1996: That's more like it!
1997: I see we're back to grumpy.
1998: Apparently, they went through a barefoot phase this year?
1999: Mom kind of looks like Jamie Lee Curtis now, or is that just me?
2000: They're probably smiling because the Y2K bug didn't wipe out civilization.
2001: Kid's getting his own style now (I had the same wallet chains and Limp Bizkit shirt around this time).
2002: Dad's looking serious with the suit/tie while mom wears Koosh balls on her feet.
2003: Short hair for everyone!
2004: He's getting taller and taller.
2005: He'll outgrow them both soon.
2006: Nearly caught up to dad.
2007: Wow, changes all around.
2008: The boy is gone, replaced by a young man.
2009: Everyone looks so trendy here.
2010: Officially taller than dad.
2012: Dad really looks old now.
2013: The last picture. It's been quite a journey.