Have you ever wondered what the world looks like from the perspective of a toddler?
Things must be… different down there. They’re so close to the ground. What are they doing? What can they see? What do they focus on? Well, thanks to 19-month-old Stanley Jones, we now have a clear idea.
It all started with Stanley’s dad, Timothy – a photographer for the British Army. Tim made sure Stan always had a few “old crappy point-and-shoot film cameras in his toy box to play with,” but on a recent occasion, he gave Stan his Canon G12.
Whether or not it’s in his genes, we can’t be sure, but unlike most toddlers, Stan didn’t spend the day bashing the camera against walls or seeing if he could eat it.
Instead, he wandered around snapping of all his activities, from the perspective of an inquisitive, tiny and very artistic little boy. According to his dad, he said ‘cheese’ at literally everything, and even switched the settings to sepia at one point.
“I’m guessing he was feeling a bit pretentious and wanted to change the style of his shots” wrote Tim.
Being the little hipster-photographer he is, he even looked through the viewfinder rather than the camera’s LCD screen.
Once Stan had finished taking his photos (and, apparently, started to press all of the buttons) Tim put the memory card into his computer, and was impressed with the results.
"Stan had the camera for about 45 mins that day," he told Mamamia.
"He has picked it up a few more times since then as well."
"It was cool to see how he views the world. What he saw when he looked down, how we looked when he looked up at us and how Jasper the beagle looks to him."
It's very cool, indeed. Here are Stan's snaps.