Thursday, April 26, 2012

This Post Has Nothing To Do With Provence

Anytime I come across something I think you might like, I try to find a French connection to justify posting it on my blog. If I can't, I don't. But these videos of Lotte and Vince growing up? I just had to. Their dad is the Dutch filmmaker and photographer Frans Hofmeester, who's been filming his kids since they were born and assembling the clips using time-lapse technology. Lotte is now 12 and Vince, 9. 

Hofmeester began the project when he noticed how quickly his first-born was changing...and he wanted to capture each and every moment. “I filmed Lotte every week,”  he told ABC News. “I felt the need to document the way she looked to keep my memories intact.”  When the kids aren't in the mood, he distracts them by asking questions.

Frans says he's always had a hunch that what he was doing was special but that he never expected the response: there have been more than 700,000 views on his Vimeo page to date. “I’m flabbergasted. This is overwhelming,” he said.  In the meantime, the proud papa continues to record his kids’ growth. “There will be a lot of changes in the coming years,” said Hofmeester.  “And of course I'll continue filming.”


  1. Wonderful videos! Looking forward to the next installments.

  2. That was more fun than a barrel of monkeys...

    Kathy is still watching...


  3. This is awesome Julie...and adorable, thanks for sharing!

  4. Just fabulous and what a great remembrance of a child as s/he grows... make no apology about the subject matter as this is your blog! Love it!


  5. Charming...wish I'd done that. But always have the wonderful film of my French-American son (whom I miss so much, he in Europe, me in the US) in my head....and heart. Adorable.



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