Like many trigger-happy parents, photographer graphic designer Adrian Sommeling’s favorite subject is his child, son Nic. But his photos aren’t close to the run-of-the-mill portraits you’d find in most family albums. By piecing together different photographs, the Amsterdam-based artist creates images that are out of this world.
Sommeling tells The Daily Mail that it was only natural that he use his son in his art. "It's not that I had planned the series with my son," the 50-year-old dad said. "It was more that I needed a model for the stories that I had in mind, and he was always there, so it was easy to put him in the photo."
The most critical part of creating these images is finding the right background image. "Sometimes I walk for months with several ideas in my mind just waiting till I see somewhere a background that I need," Sommeling explained. "When I have a background it all can be finished in a day, from taking the photos of the models in the studio till the post-processing part."
Sommeling’s whimsical images are perfect for his son’s age, but what will he do when his son grows older? One Facebook commenter asked that very question, and the dad replied: "I’ll just have to find stories that belong to his age."
(All photos from Adrian Sommeling’s Facebook page)