Portrait of Lotte: Father's timelapse video shows daughter growing up from newborn to teen

Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester took a short video of his daughter Lotte every week throughout her childhood

It’s a feeling parents the world over experience - their children growing up too fast. Now, one father has now come up with a way to make sure he never forgets the way his daughter looks at each stage of her life - by documenting her face at every step from birth to teenager.

Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester took a short video of his daughter Lotte every week, starting shortly after her birth, through to the present at age 14. He has now put all the footage together to create an incredible time lapse video that whizzes through her childhood in just four minutes.

Explaining the project, Mr Hofmeester says: “She was changing at such a rapid pace, that I felt the need to document the way she looked, to keep my memories intact. Other people might make a photo book, but I decided to film.”

The latest video is the second to cover Lotte’s life. The first, released last year depicted her up to age 13. Mr Hofmeester has done the same for his younger son Vince, with a video showing his development from birth to 11-years-old being released earlier this year.

“Sometimes they did not feel like it,” Mr Hofmeester adds. “Then I said ‘Just one minute. Tell me about your ball game, did you win?' That way I stalled them so I could complete the shot.”

Comments