To celebrate his daughter's eighteenth birthday, this is a timelapse video created by Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester of his daughter Lotte from ages 0 to 18, appropriately titled 'Portrait Of Lotte, 0 to 18 Years'. I like it when titles makes sense. "You could learn a thing or two." I could learn all the things.
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.
The time-lapses confront us with our mortality. In a montage of less than 6 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.
Interesting. But why was she crying at 4:15? I didn't like that part. I don't like seeing young people sad. There's more than enough time to be sad when you're an adult. Like, constantly. Now, if you need me-- "You'll be crying in a bathroom stall?" It is 11:10AM on a Thursday, isn't it?
Keep going for the video, as well as one of Lotte's younger brother Vince, but only up to age 14 because he's only 14.
Thanks to Charlotte, who agrees labors of love are the best kind of labors.