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Photographer Captures Reactions to His “I’m Going to be a Dad” News

After finding out that he was going to become a father, photographer Tom Robinson decided to make a creative photo project out of the task of telling his family and friends by capturing their expressions at the moment of hearing the news.

In an interview with My Modern Met, Robinson assures us that none of the images were staged:

Hand on heart, absolutely none of the reactions are staged. My friends and family are used to me having a camera hanging on my shoulder, so it wasn’t out of character when I said, “Hey, can I take a photo of you?” I’d snap a few frames, then while continuing to hold the camera up, I’d move my head to one side and say, “Guess what [pause], I’m going to be a dad.” Snap, snap, snap.

You can see more photos from the series over on his website.

I’m Going to be a Dad (via My Modern Met via Neatorama)


Image credits: Photographs by Tom Robinson and used with permission


 
 
  • http://twitter.com/#!/PorterHill Rebekkah Owens

    I love some of the expressions these people are showing. The first two pictures and the two boys in the bottom one are perhaps my favorites. Just the contrast between the looks is hilarious.

  • http://twitter.com/denMAR Dennis Marciniak

    All I can think about is a photo series where you tell your friends & family that you’re going to have a kid – capture that, and then tell them that you were only joking moments later. Capture that too and diptych the images together. 

    Can diptych be used as a verb?

  • http://www.facebook.com/robbycornish Robby Cornish

    only 2 looked authentic (the 3rd and last one), rest were staged.

  • http://profiles.google.com/slimspidey Spider- Man

    you were there huh? cool let’s get some more deets on the setup then…

  • Aus_Guy

    Even if they were staged, which they obviously weren’t, who cares! They’re unique and happy portraits. The world needs more happy news!

  • Aus_Guy

    Even if they were staged, which they obviously weren’t, who cares! They’re unique and happy portraits. The world needs more happy news!

  • Aus_Guy

    Even if they were staged, which they obviously weren’t, who cares! They’re unique and happy portraits. The world needs more happy news!

  • http://facebook.com/swiftmed Andrew MacDonald

    Your a douche Robby. 

  • http://facebook.com/swiftmed Andrew MacDonald

    Your a douche Robby. 

  • http://www.doublecin.com/ datnatikid

    haters gonna hate.

  • http://www.doublecin.com/ datnatikid

    “deets”?! you’re a cool hipster.