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Yotam, 2005 by gilad Yotam, 2005 by gilad
Exactly one year ago, on the Hebrew new year, when my son was two years old, I did a series of portraits of him. The same as I did two years ago.
I wanted to capture and freeze this period of his life. For me, for his mother, but especially for him.
Many times we are left with pictures from that time in life, that shows our faces, but don't really tell who we were.
This is what I wanted for my son.

I decided to do one every year, for as long as I can (and he will let me :))

Now he is three, and it is amazing to see the difference. - see for youself - Yotam, 2004, Yotam, 2006 and Yotam, 2003

And another thing, Shana Tova !!
(That's "a happy new year" in Hebrew)
G
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KarineGueron Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
אני חושבת שזו האהובה עליי מכולן.
מקסים מקסים מקסים.
שובר לבבות, כבר מגיל כזה.
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gilad Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
תודה רבה :)
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God-Buddah-Ala Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
I really love how some of the frames continue into one next to it.

Wonderful photos.
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dialac1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
although you amaze me with every picture, this is the BEST deviation in ur gallery...sorry to say :+fav:
JUST SIMPLY AMAZING...U r a lucky Dad
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Lironada Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Student Photographer
You've been featured: [link] :)
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Notsoblah08 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
this is soo cute!! what a cool idea!! doing a pic of him every year..when I have kids I will do that!! what a wonderful idea!!! what lights did you use and settign on your camera???
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gilad Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Professional Photographer
F2 to get the shallow depth
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Socratim Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, forget it. didn't see the 2006 at first... :blush:
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Socratim Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
nice sequel. why did you stop?
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xiaopingguo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
yeah the connective picture thing is seriously cool!
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Adolf-Zwitter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
you have an adorable son, but-no offense, when i first looked at the picture i though he was a cute little girl. he's very photogenic.
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paminoodles Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
lol, i love the one of him picking his nose, it completely captures a child's personality .
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bag-of-Bones Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
wow, i love how in this one, you did a couple where it was really 1 picture, but made it into 2. it looks really cool!

your son will be so proud of you! dang, if this happened to me, i'd be really grateful! this is just too cool!
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undead-faery Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
That's quite a head of hair he's got there :) What a great idea!
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ReVeNGe-Of-WoOt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
these series are all amazing.

he has beautiful hair.
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Klaiirushness Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
He looks so sweet =)

I wish my mum or dad had done this when I was little...
I love going through old pictures and knowing that i was still ';posing' but i still meant everything that i did in the pictures.. (smiles, laughs, ect)
Where as even at 15 my poses are exactly that; poses. They don't capture the real emotion like they used to.. unless of course someone catches me unawares; in which case it usually ends up looking bad anyway, haha.

This is a great idea & I'm sure he'll appreciate it when he's older =)
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YaymeQ Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
Hey G. I liked seeing your son, why is there no Yotam, 2006?
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gilad Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional Photographer
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karolvig Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
i love his eyes!!
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disfordanger Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
He is bautiful.

He should be a child model!

:)
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Taking-p Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007   Photographer
רעיון מדהים
ביצוע מדהים
ילד מדהים :)
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janina-karla Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
so adorable!
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xochals Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
Beautiful! Your son is adorable and you've captured him well! It's amazing to see the progression over the few years :) This was a wonderful idea and your work is fabulous!
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pixistickkittie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007   Photographer
this was a really cleaver idea. :] those were so good. i did something similar before with my baby cousin isabelle. but your child is adorable.
great pictures!
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zsc820 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
Nice photo! How did u make them into one pic? And your son is cute ^^
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XeNiOn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
good idea and good concept, well put together.I should do the same, of course with mentioning the inspirational author :D
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tumbles11 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
It will be a nice memory for him. :]
*Cute.
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Mandarinka Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
You have a beautiful child, he's very handsome... And the pictures are great!
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icemother Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
Brilliant... and nothing like black and white portrait photography. She is beautiful... is she your daughter or someone special? If this is impolite, i don't mean to be so ignore.
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Amylya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Waoow ! Very nice shots ! I love this work :) Your concept is very good and really shows beauty of youth ! I'm sure, your son will be glad to see that in the future :)
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dasya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
What a wonderful idea this was! And so neat as a work, too. I hope you are continuing?
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contra-me Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
yeaaa, co cute! ;D
i'd never seen work like this before;)
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menthol Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
He is definately one for huge exression it seems
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catwoman-revenge Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006   Photographer
u have a beautifull son!
he's so cute, i wanna eat him :p
:love:
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g-LT Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
i really like all e series. wad a good idea, truely, of putting all his pictures into one. awesome.
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missyjanek Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
He is so cute :)
wonderful idea and beautiful pictures :)
well done :)

look forward to seeing anouther one each year ... :)
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Jinx-mcr7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
your son are perfect!! its so photogenic!!
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SinfulPersona Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
What an amazing idea! I hope I think about doing that when I have children. Beautiful!
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CusCus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
awsome serie, all three of them. really think you captured your son in a nice way.
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CrimsonTempter Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
Just great. I really like the idea of those 2 photos that are composed of those 4 little ones. Very nice. Amazing how expressive your son is. :love:
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radio-love Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
this is amazing :)
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seveneonoranges Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
he's such a lovely child :)
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Mikit-Yorinao Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
I like how you spaced some of the photos between two frames.
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r0x0rtenshi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Are you sure thats a boy.
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bri222 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Haha. I love the one of him picking his nose.
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SlaveToTheDJ Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
That is a really awesome idea, and it's amazing to see the difference of how he looks. I love the one where he is picking his nose :D It reminds me of my younger brother who is 3
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fuzball1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
gosh, I wish my mom had the same idea you did. I'd love to have one of these of myself XD
and such a differenece indeed :D
Shana Tova! (though it's very late --; ... or just a week early :D)
I expect you'll be doing the same very soon this year lol
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keldamo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
wow, this is my favourite of them all, but the whole series [2003-2006] is amazing!

you have a beautiful son

thankyou for sharing these with us :)
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kewpuss Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
I love this so much. Your child is so handsome =) It's a great idea to take pictures of him every year.
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DesignatedDisaster Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006   Photographer
It's been another year already?
You are a fantastic person for doing this.
It's something i'll look forward to doing when i have children.
Thankyou for sharing this with us
xx
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