Weird Family Photo Idea: Creepy or Cool?

Can you tell that I’m planning a family photo shoot? I’ve been completely obsessed with fun ways to photograph families and kids, and then I came across this unique idea: Using photoshop to make the child the parent and the parent the child. It certainly would be a fun image to blow up on canvas or make into wallpaper.

Paul Ripke (photographer), Florian Schmucker (art director) and POP (post-production magician) have created such flawless “trading places” photos that it occasionally treads on creepy. It also challenges the way you look at photography, art and the creative possibilities of family photos. (Rebecca Odes of our Strollerderby blog looks even deeper into the meaning of these photos: In our generation’s child-centered world, these photographs ask, “Just who is the parent here?”)

Would you ever attempt to do this yourself or have a professional photographer try them out? They’d make a hilarious gift for grandparents, no?:

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Source: Flickr/FLO

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