Our son was born at the end of May, and in the last month, he’s been growing rapidly. His features are beginning to take shape, and this profound change is even more clear when looking back at photos of him in the first week of life. 

I was reminded of this studio project where I had photographed the opening of a pine cone over the course of two days. At first, the transformation was almost imperceptible. It seemed to speed up as the pine cone expanded outward, set into motion by the shift in humidity and temperature, until finally reaching a point of stability in its fully outstretched state.

Check out the short animation below.