Man films his daughter every day for 20 years in amazing time lapse video

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
A father took a video of his daughter every day for 20 years (depicted by stock image). [Photo: Getty]

A man has filmed a video of his daughter every day from her birth up until she turned 20.

Dutch artist and filmmaker Frans Hofmeester filmed a short clip of his daughter, Lotte, every day for 20 years in front of a neutral background. He then created an astonishing, five-minute-long time lapse video to show her ageing over a two decade period.

The video was brought to attention by broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson, who shared the video and commented: “I wish I’d done this”.

Other users have weighed in, calling the footage “incredible”.

The video depicts Lotte transitioning from a newborn baby into a cute toddler with bunches. The video depicts her at different life stages: going through a braces phase, getting various haircuts and sporting earrings to show she’s had her ears pierced.

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In the video description, the creator wrote: “To better understand the psychological phenomena of memory and time, Hofmeester sought for a concept that could be supported through the mediums of film and photography.

He added: “The time-lapses confront us with our mortality. In a montage of 5 minutes, the viewer can observe one of the most mysterious and profound processes in human life - to grow up and age. Hofmeester attempts to create and preserve a sense of reality.

“Thus, the portraits are created without the use of extra make-up or filters - bare, honest, unpolished and uncensored.”

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Earlier this year, a man used the time lapse technique to chronicle his weight loss. Billy Richards, 25, shed more than three stone in just eight months.

He recorded the impressive feat in time-lapse footage at his home in London after deciding to lose the pounds as part of a New Year’s Resolution. In the period of the video, the man’s body changes beyond recognition.