Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester captured the growth of his every own daugther. He compiled an incredible time-lapse video that shows his daugther growing from a tiny baby well into her teenage years (14) in just over four minutes.
“I filmed Lotte every week from the moment she was born,’ Hofmeester explains on his website. ‘She was changing at such a rapid pace, that I felt the need to document the way she looked, to keep my memories intact.”
Hofmeester says that he kept certain factors constant, like the white background and the baby blanket. Sometimes, he says, his daughter wasn’t always an enthusiastic about his film project.
‘Sometimes they did not feel like it.’ (Says Lotte) 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,’ he explains.
The result of his dedication to the project is a stunning memorial to his daughter’s first 14 years of life – which he posted on Youtube and currently has more than 160,000 views.