These personal series by Japanese photographer Hideaki Hamada bring smile on our faces! Playful siblings explore the world by jumping, climbing, searching and singing. Beautiful photo project is also dad’s gift for his children – something that will take them back in time when they grow up.
‘My children are not only my little darlings but off-shoots of myself. When I look at them, I have a strange feeling – as if I am watching myself re-living my life. What I want to show is their “living form”. They always act more than I expect. The inspiration for my photography comes from this sort of behavior. Though I direct some of my photographs, in most cases I take pictures of my children just as they are. When I take photos of my children, the important thing is to maintain an objective perspective. Not too close, but also not too far away, as if I am watching them from behind. Something close to mere observation, I think. Obeying this rule gives the photos a universal quality. I believe that this universality is necessary to communicate their living forms to someone else.’
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