The Family by Zed Nelson

(NOTE: The first photograph contains nudity.)


I thought this was marvelous. Photographer Zed Nelson captures one day in the life of a family over a span of 21 years. As he explains:


"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."