Photo Credit: TomRobinsonPhotography.com
I have an odd affection for feet. Peppered throughout my photo albums you’ll see my naked feet in the sands of the Bahamas, my rubber-booty clad tootsies mid-hike in Hawaii, and my favorite: my white-shoe wearing wedding feet squished against my brand-new husband's. But Tom Robinson, an English photographer and new dad, has taken the feet photo project to a new level of cool. (This is the same guy who snapped pictures of friends and family at the exact second he and wife Verity shared the news they were expecting.)
He has been taking feet-all-over-the-world shots with his wife since 2005, as part of his Feet First project. And since the birth of the couple's daughter Matilda in 2011, they've added her sweet baby feet to the mix. My favorite shot of the brand-new family of feet, has them all laying on a hospital bed with Matilda still sporting the I-was-just-born hospital ID tag on her ankle. Later, we see her chubby extremities in the grass, by the water, on a mountain, in the sand -- and they're all great.
Robinson and his wife have visited to some pretty incredible locales, but you don't need to be a world traveler to pull this fun project off. And if feet aren't your thing, you can choose another quirky way to give a special twist to your family's photo memories. A friend of mine went around his house and photographed his wife's shoes, hairbrush, gloves and various other seemingly uninteresting items. But he placed each of these things next to the same item that belonged to his baby daughter. I teared up looking at pictures of empty shoes! We all have a project in us. What's yours?