A man has filmed a video of his daughter every day from her birth up until she turned 20.
Dutch artist and filmmaker Frans Hofmeester filmed a short clip of his daughter, Lotte, every day for 20 years in front of a neutral background. He then created an astonishing, five-minute-long time lapse video to show her ageing over a two decade period.
The video was brought to attention by broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson, who shared the video and commented: “I wish I’d done this”.
Other users have weighed in, calling the footage “incredible”.
God I wish I’d done this. It’s brilliant https://t.co/T5if0n7b3r— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) November 8, 2019
The video depicts Lotte transitioning from a newborn baby into a cute toddler with bunches. The video depicts her at different life stages: going through a braces phase, getting various haircuts and sporting earrings to show she’s had her ears pierced.
In the video description, the creator wrote: “To better understand the psychological phenomena of memory and time, Hofmeester sought for a concept that could be supported through the mediums of film and photography.
He added: “The time-lapses confront us with our mortality. In a montage of 5 minutes, the viewer can observe one of the most mysterious and profound processes in human life - to grow up and age. Hofmeester attempts to create and preserve a sense of reality.
“Thus, the portraits are created without the use of extra make-up or filters - bare, honest, unpolished and uncensored.”
Earlier this year, a man used the time lapse technique to chronicle his weight loss. Billy Richards, 25, shed more than three stone in just eight months.
He recorded the impressive feat in time-lapse footage at his home in London after deciding to lose the pounds as part of a New Year’s Resolution. In the period of the video, the man’s body changes beyond recognition.