Dit zijn de beroemde baby’s van Anne Geddes 20 jaar later

Dit zijn de beroemde baby's van Anne Geddes 20 jaar later

Baby’s in bijenpakjes, baby’s met zonnebloemen op hun hoofd: wie herinnert zich niet de iconische babyfoto’s van de Australische fotografe Anne Geddes? Je kon het zo gek niet bedenken, of er werd een mooi beeld van genomen. En vandaag zijn deze baby’s knappe twintigers geworden.

Iconische foto’s

Eind jaren 90 kon je er niet omheen: kalenders, fotoboeken, popjes, … De iconische beelden van Anne Geddes werden wereldwijd gedeeld en verkocht. Iedereen was gek op de baby’s in kleurrijke pakjes en outfits. Maar hoe zien de baby’s er vandaag uit?

Inspirerende twintigers

Anne Geddes postte een terugblik op Facebook en Instagram van de beroemde lieverds én ze plaatst ook telkens een foto waarop je kunt zien hoe de baby’s uitgroeiden tot inspirerende twintigers.

BABY, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Way back in 1994 sweet little 2 week old Erin became a "Toadstool Fairy" for my first coffee table book "Down in the Garden". And here's Erin today – 22 years old and enjoying life in Wellington, New Zealand. With a strong passion for environmental issues, Erin took part in a Sir Peter Blake Leadership Course and at 17 was invited to be a youth delegate for New Zealand at the Rio+20 Sustainability Conference in Brazil. She went on to complete an Environmental Science and Biology Degree with The University of Auckland! Way to go Erin – I too am passionate about nature and environmental issues – in fact everyone should be! Nature has been my inspiration since the beginning of my 30 year career – have you noticed that Mother Nature never gets her colors wrong? Everybody seems to be loving my posts from this series and I've loved hearing from some of my "early babies" – if you were in one of my images and you'd like to take part – write to me at babylookatyounow@gmail.com and tell me what you're up to these days – don't forget to attach a recent fav photo of yourself. By the way, Erin's full image is in my new @taschen book "Small World" XOAnne #protectnurturelove #annegeddesbaby #smallworld #babylookatyounow

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BABY, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Here's another blast from the past – way back in those frantic days of shooting for greeting cards – and look what one of my little Easter bunnies has grown in to – a handsome 23 year old! From Helen (Danyon's mother) "Danyon was a baby Easter bunny in 1994. His bunny suit was too small and he burst out of it. Now he is 23 and 6'4"! Still photogenic! At secondary school he played football and was keeper for several years as well as the Captain of the first eleven. In his final year he was Head Boy. He is currently doing his Masters in Public Health at the University of Auckland. He also rows competitively for Auckland Rowing Club. When not doing these things he is conquering the ancient world or at the beach. He loves cats and has been known to rescue stray kittens". Spoken like a true mum Helen! You must be super proud. Oh and Danyon – now all your friends will know you were the sweet little bunny all those years ago ☺️. I'm regularly posting new images for this series so if you were one of "my" early babies and you'd like to take part just contact me at babylookatyounow@gmail.com – send a fav recent pic of yourself and tell me what you're up to these days – I love hearing from you all 😍 XOAnne #protectnurturelove #annegeddesbaby #smallworld #annegeddespaint #babylookatyounow

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BABIES, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Way back in 1994 I photographed Alesha, Chantelle and Kailee, tiny identical triplets, each sitting in a green bucket. I called the image "Pool Party". A lot of people probably thought I'd photographed the same baby 3 times! And I couldn't blame them for thinking that because they also had pretty much identical expressions. Even their mother said sometimes she had trouble telling them apart. They were so sweet sitting there and looking around at each other. Hmmm … they wouldn't fit in a bucket now that's for sure! Here are the girls today – beautiful 22 year olds! And I notice they all still have those similar expressions 😍😍😍. They have all just completed Commerce degrees at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand (with differing majors – Marketing, HR and Management) and have headed off to Florida to work at Walt Disney World on a Cultural Exchange. Good for you girls and I hope you're loving your summer experience! Every week in this ongoing series I'll be posting one of my early iconic images, with news of what the babies are doing today. So if you were one of those babies and you'd like to take part – I'd love to hear from you at babylookatyounow@gmail.com. Send a favorite recent photo of yourself and tell me a little about what you're up to today. XOAnne #protectnurturelove #babylookatyounow #babies #peace

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BABY, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Hi everyone – I don't know about you, but this week has flown by and now it's my favorite day of the week again, when we revisit one of my earlier iconic images and show you the babies all grown up! And look who's featured this week … one of my early flower pot babies, Emma, and she has a little daughter of her own who we think looks exactly like Emma did 21 years ago! Here's Emma's message to me … "Hi Anne, I was one of your flower pot babies from "Down in the Garden" and I thought I'd let you know what I'm up to. I'm 21 years old and a very proud mother to my 15 month old daughter Aaliyah, who is trying to help me type this message. I remember that when Aaliyah was a week old, I looked you up to see if it would be possible for you to photograph her! Who knows, maybe one day we will get that opportunity! I currently live in Hamilton (New Zealand) with my partner, daughter and my partner's parents. My life at the moment is pretty full on as I'm studying for a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at The University of Waikato and working part time as a swimming instructor. My grandparents still buy the Anne Geddes calendars that have my strawberry pot image in them. Over the years they've collected strawberry pot puzzles and cards too. I hope you enjoy the photos of Aaliyah and I, kind regards, Emma". Wow – how gorgeous that one of my early babies now has a baby herself! Well done Emma, Aaliyah is too cute! Love to you both, and best of luck with your studies. Every week in this ongoing series, I'll be posting one of my early iconic images, with news of what the babies are doing today. So if you were one of those babies and you'd like to take part – I'd love to hear from you at babylookatyounow@gmail.com. Send a recent photo of yourself and tell me a little about what you're up to today. XOAnne #protectnurturelove #babies #babylookatyounow #annegeddes #annegeddesbaby

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BABY, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Small is beautiful … well at least that was the case back in 1997, when I photographed tiny newborn Zac for my butterfly series, which appeared in the 1998 calendar. And here's Zac today, still beautiful (oops sorry Zac – I meant handsome!) but a lot bigger … he's topped out at 6ft 5 inches! I'm loving this series because I'm constantly amazed to see "my babies" as they are today! From Zac's mother Audrey … "I remember him being the only 2 week old at the shoot whose outfit was a little short in the legs! Lol. And the arm raised over his head wasn't staged – he posed all by himself! I also learned the BEST method for getting a baby to sleep!" Well we have a few tried and true methods Audrey – after 30 years I think I have quite a few techniques up my sleeve! Zac now lives in Melbourne, Australia and works front-of-house in the same restaurant where his sister Jaime is an Event Co-ordinator. He's also done some modeling (his photo credit RPD Models). Many of you will have seen my plush toys over the years, and one was based on Zac's butterfly image. Audrey told me Zac likes to say he has his own "action figure" which I think is hilarious! Every week in this ongoing series, I'll be posting one of my early iconic images, with news of what the babies are doing today. So if you were one of those babies and you'd like to take part – I'd love to hear from you at babylookatyounow@gmail.com. Send a favorite recent photo of yourself and tell me a little about what you're up to today XOAnne

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In keeping with my "last of the summer days" series … a flower a day until we hand the beautiful warm weather over to everyone Down Under … BABY, LOOK AT YOU NOW! Hmmm – look what little water lilies grow in to! I so vividly remember tiny 6 month old Taylor, who was happy to sit in my lily pond way back in 1995 … she even thought the leaves were quite tasty! And look at Taylor today – with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Public Relations and Television to her name. Ok I know I'm probably sounding like a broken record, but my babies are growing up way too fast! From Taylor … "It's so surreal to think that my photograph was on the tv show 'Friends' so many years ago and that the image was so popular around the world! It's an incredible story to tell people. Thanks so much for picking me to be the water lily baby 21 years ago!" Every week in this ongoing series, I'll be posting one of my early images, with news of what the babies are doing today. So if you were one of those babies and you'd like to take part, I'd love to hear from you at babylookatyounow@gmail.com. Send a recent photo of yourself and tell me a little about what you're up to today (by the way there were some other babies at the shoot that day and you'll see them in future posts) XOAnne #protectnurturelove #annegeddesbaby #babies #flowers #babylookatyounow

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BABIES, LOOK AT YOU NOW! I remember the day 17 years ago when I photographed 3 super tiny identical triplets, Jaclyn, Susanna and Charlee, cradled in the large, craggy and very gentle hands of a gentleman called Jack. Their mother Lisa brought them to the shoot in 3 baby capsules which were all lined up in my studio reception when I went to greet them. Inside were what looked to be 3 sweet little dolls, fast asleep, all wearing identical woolen hats. I don't generally like to play favorites, but this image is certainly one of mine. I always know an image is going to be magical when my hands start shaking as I'm trying to focus … and it's no mean feat to get 3 babies asleep at the same time (Lisa would definitely vouch for that). I have video of this shoot stored away somewhere so I'll try to find it and do a later post for everyone to see. But look at the girls today – 17 years old and 5'10" – the same height as me by the way! This image was taken the night of their school prom/ball. The girls are all signed with a modeling agency in New Zealand and getting quite a bit of work, which is great news. Susanna (left) is also really interested in photography and make-up artistry. I'm very proud of you girls! Every week in this on-going series we'll be posting one of my early iconic images, with news of what the babies are doing today. So if you were one of those babies and you'd like to take part I'd love to hear from you at babylookatyounow@gmail.com – send a recent photo of yourself and tell me a little about what you're up to today. Oh and by the way, I know you're going to love next week's post too! Have a great day everyone! XO Anne #babies #protectnurturelove #babylookatyounow

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