Umeå, Sweden-based advertising and portrait photographer Emil Nystrom created a creative series of photoshopped portraits of his one year old daughter Signhild, in which she learned to fly, fix Dad’s car and even do the decorating.
In a recent interview with phlearn.com, Nyström says: “I shoot my child and that’s pretty simple because I know what gets her going and she’s a very easy-going child. But I think the main thing to keep in mind is to be to be yourself, prepare well and be calm. Most children get tired after just a couple of minutes. So if everything is well prepared they’ll give you 10 amazing minutes. If you’re not prepared they might be tired before you even bring out your camera… Some shots take me 20 minutes in Photoshop. Others I’ve worked 16 hours on. Generally I start with cleaning up the pictures and adding in the composite parts.”