While most mothers and fathers are content to have pictures of their little tots breaking into a smile, Polish photographers Ania Waluda and Michal Zawer are able to photograph their little Emilia in the most complicated poses; balanced on their fingertips, tumbling off chairs or even being thrown into the air. This is not the work of photo manipulation, as one would immediately conclude, as this collection is made even more interesting by the fact that no Photoshop was used.
Both parents just decided to get creative when photographing their daughter, so they staged a trick photo session. They shot one whimsical image after another by laying Emilia on a mattress with her father, Michal, and some well-placed props.
So, how did they pull it off? Perspective. The parents laid baby Emilia on a mattress with her father, along with the props. Ania then snapped the photos from above (only taking breaks when their daughter would nap). The couple did a great job of creating the illusion. The white edge of the mattress looked like a floor’s baseboard while the cushion resembled a piece of textured drywall. The results speak for themselves.
“We wanted to inspire other people to take creative newborn pictures rather than using awkward props and scenography,” Michal and Ania recently said in an interview. “Also, we wanted to show that you can create a dramatic impression with a small model feeling comfortable and super safe.”
Some of the images may look a bit risky, but both Ania and Michal said there was no danger involved whatsoever. “The main idea behind this photo shoot was our daughter’s safety,” they said, “We didn’t want to use any extraordinary props.” The shoots also resulted in some quality bonding time, and it also shows that you do not need a lot of fancy gear to come-up with something fascinating. Ania and Michal also pointed out, “We wanted to show that you can create a dramatic impression with a small model feeling comfortable and super safe.”
See the delightful series here.