Dad Makes Timelapse Of Daughter From Birth To Age Eighteen

November 2, 2017


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.

  • econoking

    Christ, so much female hating going on in the comments. It's almost like there's a problem with our society.

  • Oswald Cobblepot

    I hate these videos. Life feels short as it is. And these type of videos make it feel even shorter.

  • The_Wretched

    Mascara is not her friend. The blanket / sheet behind her though. That's been there for here all along.

  • Talon184

    There were a few brief moments where she was crying and I was all like...NOOO!!! Don't's ok!!!

    Then I was like, wait.....this isn't my kid...

    Natural parenting instincts kicking in cause my kid's the same age I guess...

  • flyppster

    Continue this until your last day on earth. I don't mean for this to be a morbid joke, but it's an awesome project.

  • Mihos Bubastis

    I say keep going even then

  • GeneralDisorder

    I lack any kind of discipline when it comes to doing anything every day. I can't even be bothered to take medicine that's prescribed to me.

  • Deksam

    It didn't seem daily, looked like a few week jumps in there.

  • Deksam

    I have yet to see these any life touching time lapse videos from Planned Parenthood...

  • The_Wretched

    Still waiting to see one of your god too.

  • Deksam

    All you need do is open your eyes.

  • brijazz012

    Oh, that's because they're an organization and not a person silly! Might as well ask to see what Nike's babies look like.

  • Deksam

    I was suggesting the un-mothers videos of course.

  • FearlessFarris

    No, no, see... what I think he's saying here is that Planned Parenthood wouldn't release one of these movies because PP is an organization that kills babies. So the baby doesn't develop enough to to ever experience life outside the womb, let alone develop into a beautiful child and experience all the highs and lows of the first 18 years of life. Because it was killed. By Planned Parenthood.

    Nike, on the other hand, makes shoes. Not babies.

  • Forblat

    >90% of PP services are Women's health related including STI screening/treatment, cancer screening and contraception. They help women lead healthy lives and by extension help create more likely-to-be-healthy mothers of current and future babies who could go ahead and create a timelapse for you I guess.

  • Deksam

    Great, make a time lapse of it all...

    [PP doesn't stop mothers from being mothers... They just become mothers of dead babies.]

  • Forblat

    troll harder

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    They're short films.

  • Andyman7714

    You can tell when she becomes a teenager. Apparently she never shuts up.

    (I kid. This was pretty cool.)

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