This Family Got Their Picture Taken Every Year. One Photo... Every Year For 21 Years. The Epic Result Is Mind-Boggling.

"The miracle of growth and the changes of time and age..."

Jun 22, 2014
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In the year 1991, the well known photographer Zed Nelson had an idea that was very unique at the time. He decide to take a series of portraits for a family that he knew and document their changing portrait over the passage of time. His plan was to take an annual picture of the family, one photo every year, using the same background and lighting in order to emphasize the human changes that this family went through over the years.

The photographer explains his concept for the photoshoot and technique: "I began this project nineteen 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."

1991

The proud parents and their baby boy.

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1992

Only 1 year old and the young boy is already on his feet.

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1993

Getting an extra lift from mom and dad.

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1994

The parents seem happy but the young boy is acting a little shy...

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1995

Everyone looks so serious in this photo.

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1996

This picture is all smiles...

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1997

The changing faces of time.

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1998

Everyone is barefooting it in this photograph.

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1999

Dad got new glasses this year.

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2000

A happy family enjoying each other!

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2001

This little boy is definitely growing up and his parents seem to be holding onto their cheerful attitude.

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2002

What happened? Things seem a little more serious this year.

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2003

The changes everyone grows through as they age.

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2004

This boy is already 13 years old. How time flies!

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2005

The teenage years...

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2006

The photos reflect the gradual passing of time...

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2007

Look who's taller than their father already.

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2008

Son grows his hair out while dad retains his a white shirt and tie.

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2009

18 years old and looking ready to fly from the nest.

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2010

A family portrait.

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2011

A lifetime together. Two parents and their 20 year old son who has become a man right befor our eyes.

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2012

"The miracle of growth and the changes of time and age..."

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