The Renaissance artists repeatedly did something that we balk at today – they painted children like miniaturized old men. This was probably due to the fact that the concept of childhood is a relatively recent trend in history, but in some 15th and 16th century works, it looks like the painter never laid eyes on a baby. Continue reading »
“What you lose as you age are witnesses, the ones that watched from early on and cared,” wrote John Updike.
But what if your existence is anchored constancy, where the watchers and watched over are rendered static, unchanging icons? Continue reading »
Ask any new parents – taking care of babies can be daunting. Dealing with the constant cries, vomits, pees and scratches to the face. But all parents know that the reward far outweighs the troubles, because babies are adorable. Continue reading »
‘Photoswapped’: Mum and dads switch heads with their children in freakiest photos you’ll ever see. It is a position that many young children would love to be in. And now these strange and sometimes unnerving images show what it would actually be like if babies swapped roles, and heads, with their mother or father. The photos, created by top advertising photographer Paul Ripke, are so eye-catching that they have swept across the world online Continue reading »
Some parents know you have to teach your kids when they’re a youngling, so they can go on to be strong Jedi Knights. Or at least teach them to become really big Star Wars fans, by dressing them up before they can walk and talk. Continue reading »
Quebecker photographer Red Méthot, aka RedM has created a series of moving portraits of premature children, paralleling newborns and what they have become. By photographing these children holding in their hands a picture taken at the time of their birth, RedM illustrates in a single image the strength and the road traveled by these people who often had a difficult journey in early life. Continue reading »
London based newborn photography specialist Sandi Ford has captured the super infectious and heart melting smiles of babies. Sandi discovered this adorable smiles when doing a normal newborn session. She noticed the baby would occasionally let out these huge grins – check out the pictures below. Continue reading »
An albino hedgehog baby sits in a plush bed in a private Zoo in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, August 22, 2013. Three rare albino hedgehog babies, born on the same day as Britain’s new prince, have moved into a miniature castle at a Moscow petting zoo. The three are named after the Prince of Cambridge – George, Alexander and Louis. On Thursday, when they turned one month old, they were shown their new home at the All-Russia Exhibition Center. Photos by Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./AP Photo. Continue reading »
In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers.
“Japanese people find it hard to accept help, they feel obligated to the other person, so the mask really helps me out,” said Mr Tadahiro Kanemasu.
The slender 27-year-old has spent three months being a good Samaritan at the station on Tokyo’s western side. Like many in the city, it has neither elevators nor escalators and a long flight of dimly lit stairs.
Tadahiro Kanemasu, known as the Carry-Your-Pram-Ranger, looks for people to help at the station in Tokyo on Friday, Aug 23, 2013. In a green outfit with silver trim and matching mask, a superhero waits by the stairs of a Tokyo subway station, lending his strength to the elderly, passengers lugging heavy packages and mothers with baby strollers. (REUTERS) Continue reading »
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