Most of us can agree that having a toddler is a lot less fun than being one, but photographing one… well that can fall closer to the latter given the right circumstances. For photographers April Maciborka and David Wile, the right circumstances were just a lemon slice and a cute reaction away.
Thus was born the cute series pucker. in which toddlers react to their first ever taste of the sour yellow fruit that life’s always giving us with the expectation that we make lemonade.
There’s not much to pucker, the photos pretty much speak for themselves. Even when it comes to describing the series, Maciborka and Wile need only two short sentences:
Lemons can be a great source of entertainment. Especially when you give babies the opportunity to taste [them] for the first time!
The toddlers’ reactions — honest as only theirs can be — range from dismay, to confusion, to betrayal, to a few scattered cases of glee:
To see more of Wile‘s or Maciborka‘s work, head over to their websites by clicking on their respective links. And if you really enjoyed this series, be sure to check out Nagano Toyokazu’s creative conceptual portraits of his 4-year-old daughter Kanna we shared last week.
(via The Phoblographer)
Image credits: Photographs by April Maciborka and David Wile and used with permission.