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[–]dzemperzapedra 7853 points7854 points  (412 children)

Looks like the beginning of a sci-fi flick. Awesome.

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[–]Melechdaviid 92 points93 points  (7 children)

Looks like a trailer for Wonder, what with the spacesuit.

[–]Sashimi_Rollin_ 2114 points2115 points  (266 children)

Is your son artistic?

[–]Block_My_Shtoyl 1892 points1893 points  (160 children)

I think you mean automatic.

[–]Sashimi_Rollin_ 1871 points1872 points  (151 children)

Sorry, I meant acoustic.

[–]redcloaksilversword 801 points802 points  (126 children)

No, you're thinking of accustomed. Artistic is a toxic chemical often found in uncooked almonds.

[–]cpercer 570 points571 points  (110 children)

No, you’re thinking of arsenic. Artistic is the region of earth closest to the north pole.

[–]Backdoor_Man 446 points447 points  (89 children)

No, you're thinking of the Arctic. Arsenic is a book which collects all the relevant information on a particular topic.

[–]WellThatsDecent 375 points376 points  (59 children)

No, you're thinking of an Archive. Artistic is the green vegetable that grows spiral scales

[–]TediousEducator 308 points309 points  (55 children)

No, you're thinking of an artichoke. An Archive is the smallest division of matter that may be isolated through physical or chemical methods.

[–]thjeco 185 points186 points  (10 children)

No, you're thinking about an almanac. Arsenic is when your joints become inflamed, causing pain and stiffness.

[–]DetectiveBeluga 153 points154 points  (9 children)

No, you're thinking of arthritis. Arsenic is the profession involving building, maintaining, and piloting planes.

[–]slappinbass 136 points137 points  (9 children)

No, you’re thinking of appendix. The Arctic is a region of the colon between the Ileum (region of small intestine) and the Cecum (region of large intestine).

[–]chasing15tim 38 points39 points  (2 children)

If you zoom in on the picture, the sign on the far right actually says "arctic" on it.

[–]qroga 29 points30 points  (2 children)

So it’s treason then.

[–]Superbuddhapunk 47 points48 points  (16 children)

No, you're thinking of Arctic. Artistic is the stunts performed in flight by an airplane, glider, or the like.

[–]Kidvette2004 34 points35 points  (14 children)

No you're thinking of Aerobatics. Artistic is a person who is a skilled craft worker.

[–]Al_Pubert_Gore 14 points15 points  (7 children)

No, you're thinking artisan. Autoerotic is a wealthy member of the upper class.

[–]SuperChu132 27 points28 points  (2 children)

No, you're thinking of Aeronautics. Aerobatics is the act of performing extraordinary feats in a plane to please an audience.

[–]Penguins-Are-My-Fav 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I think he meant Arsenio.

Is your son Arsenio Hall?

[–]juicydubbull 20 points21 points  (1 child)

No, you’re thinking of the Arctic. Artistic is a developmental disorder characterized by troubles with social interaction and communication.

[–]dratego 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I think you mean Activated.

[–]-Sugarholic- 27 points28 points  (2 children)

I'm pretty sure he meant aquatic

[–]AplCore 14 points15 points  (0 children)

No you're thinking articulate. Accustomed is what they call a modded motorcycle in the streets.

[–]TechnoEnder 14 points15 points  (0 children)

No, you’re thinking of aromatic. Accustomed is a way of thinking that occurs after forming a habit.

[–]Roc112[🍰] 40 points41 points  (0 children)

Nope. You mean astronomical.

[–]asdlkf 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Oh. I thought u were asking if he was acrobatic.

[–]magsnotmaggie 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Artistic Automatic Acoustic Accustomed is the hit single from Daft Punk's new album.

[–]Rhamni 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Naw, he meant the kid is retired.

[–]deeringc 259 points260 points  (28 children)

He's on the artistic spectrum.

[–]Demonweed 62 points63 points  (0 children)

I'm definitely not getting my kids laminated because that's how you get artism in the first place.

[–][deleted] 173 points174 points  (20 children)

No, he isn’t. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

[–]AltSpRkBunny 243 points244 points  (16 children)

Yeah, all parents say that until their kid wants them to pay for a degree in art.

[–]Merlin560 41 points42 points  (15 children)

My daughter came home and said she wanted to be an artist. I looked at my wife and said, "She is never leaving."

[–]flixman 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Is that an it crowd reference I see

[–]Angry_Magpie 17 points18 points  (0 children)

"Well we were having this terrible argument, when out of nowhere she gives me this lovely compliment"

[–]Cabotju 24 points25 points  (3 children)

You can't just come out and ask that becky

[–]zilti 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This is a really really really cool photo :)

[–]ShillingForAName 19 points20 points  (7 children)

Columbus Zoo? If so, I know you good sir.

[–]garlicarlia 85 points86 points  (13 children)

I would love a movie about an alien child in a space suit landing outside a house, going in to meet the inhabitants and discovering that they want a child, and he wants parents.

And then we see him exploring our world from the perspective of an alien explorer.

And you never get to know if it's just their kid that was pretending, or really an alien kid.

[–]TheGurw[🍰] 19 points20 points  (4 children)

So basically Superman only without the laser eyes.

[–]tidepodskill 41 points42 points  (0 children)

It’s the same layout as in Arrival

[–]Boo-Wendy-Boooo 97 points98 points  (9 children)

Reminds me of the observation room in Sunshine.

[–]DieselComputer 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Man I need to watch that movie again.

[–]Petersaber 8 points9 points  (2 children)

KANEDA! WHAT DO YOU SEE?! Tell me! Kaneda! What do you see?

[–]omnilynx 114 points115 points  (43 children)

Looks like Wonder.

[–]tybat11 188 points189 points  (41 children)

This is what I was hoping Wonder was about. An adventurous daydreaming kid who just will not take his space helmet off and the movie spends most of the time establishing how he doesn't understand why he should, and the grief it causes his parents because he is so attached to it.

Then maybe the only way they ever get him to take it off is at the end of the movie when he meets an actual astronaut who tells him that eventually, every astronaut has to to take their helmet off. Because even astronauts need to take breaks from their adventures to love their friends and family.

"Can't I tell my parents I love them with my helmet on?"

"Maybe. But how will they know you love them if they can't see in your eyes that you mean it?"

Of course this isn't what Wonder was about, and it was still a very sweet movie. But I still want to see this one. I imagined it as a quirky indie movie, with a silly premise, that catches people by surprise with how charming it is.

Brigsby Bear is one movie that comes to mind that perfectly captures that same idea of taking a silly premise seriously and making it with a surprising amount of charm. I would love to see to see more like it.

Edit: Spelling/grammar

[–]finalremix 94 points95 points  (10 children)

Now I want to see what you described, but by Wes Anderson, and Owen Wilson is the astronaut.

[–]wcshap 24 points25 points  (1 child)

why did I read his story in Owen Wilson’s voice before seeing your comment 😂 he’d be perfect!

[–]tybat11 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yes!!! Wes Anderson would be perfect for it.

Edit: Owen Wilson is a really good choice too

[–]elriggo44 8 points9 points  (3 children)

You basically described the movie “Frank”

[–]iYogurt 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Some days my 4 year old daughter won't stop playing "the floor is lava." She missed a friend's birthday party because of it.

[–]tekorc 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Oddly it reminds me of Wish I Was Here..

[–]TacosEverySaturday 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The future of Disney movies

[–]King_D_Flame 2068 points2069 points  (29 children)

Why do I feel like the reflection is going to move without your kid moving.

[–]tinyboat 501 points502 points  (12 children)

It really does look like there is an astronaut kid sitting in the aquarium looking back at him. So cool, I love this.

[–]moving0target 11 points12 points  (1 child)

From watching Doctor Who?

[–]SerArrogant 40 points41 points  (4 children)

Editing the reflection to be the kid swimming with with some aquatic life would be cool. Sort of like seeing how he sees himself through the glass

[–]therealtrivagoguy1 1755 points1756 points  (223 children)

This is his everyday world?

[–]DMPDrugs 1872 points1873 points  (159 children)

This post is confusing. Why is he in a spacesuit in an aquarium?

[–]Calvin_Coolidge_fan6 620 points621 points  (23 children)

He punished his son and forced him to wear this spacesuit out in public

[–]NEmpire95 93 points94 points  (12 children)

This isn’t even that bad, you should’ve seen what he made him wear to the zoo.

[–]Lenny_Here 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This isn’t even that bad, you should’ve seen what he made him wear to the zoo.

A gorilla at the zoo dies...right before the zoo opens. The gorilla is their most popular attraction by far, and they cannot afford to go a day without it. So the zoo owner asks one of his workers to wear a gorilla suit they have in storage. For an extra $100 a day he will go in the gorilla cage and pretend to be the gorilla until the zoo can afford a new one.

Quickly, the new "gorilla" becomes the most popular craze at the zoo. People from all over are coming to see the "Human-like" gorilla. About a month in, the craze has started to wear off. So, to get peoples attention back, he decides to climb over his enclosure and hang from the net ceiling above the lions den next to him. A large crowd of people gather watching the spectacle in awe and terror. Suddenly the man loses his grip and falls to the floor of the lions den. The man starts screaming "HELP!! HELP!!!" Suddenly a lion pounces him from behind and whispers in his ear, "Shut the fuck up or you're going to get us both fired."

[–]gibbonfrost 35 points36 points  (8 children)

a zoot suit?

[–]GunBrothersGaming 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Nope a shirt that said something about Monkey's in the Jungle.

[–]Pseuzq 115 points116 points  (18 children)

I don't get this either. I can appreciate the beautiful pictures but what's up with this fad of little kids wearing space suits in public?

[–]1nspectorMamba 161 points162 points  (9 children)

Parents want to take interesting pictures so they dress their kids up in costumes for the Instagram likes

[–]Trankman 50 points51 points  (1 child)

No no his son wanted to go look at fish in a spacesuit. He's very deep and imaginative and creative like that.

[–]system_of_a_clown 69 points70 points  (3 children)

I'm gonna say it has something to do with isolation, but some actual context from the OP would have been cool.

EDIT - I was wrong, it wasn't anywhere near to something that poignant, it's just about how kids view the world as an adventure and so should parents.

[–]mooncrane 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Huh. I like your idea better.

[–]itsanerdthing 458 points459 points  (59 children)

I feel like this is probably pretty meaningful art that I'm too trashy to understand.

[–]feedmeacid 268 points269 points  (19 children)

That's the boat im in. Like, hey, cool picture and all, but...I don't get it.

[–]-Kid-A- 160 points161 points  (10 children)

Same I have no idea what the title means or what the image is trying to represent, but maybe I’m just an idiot 🌚

[–]TheRealestRedhead 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I think he's using the space suit to teach his kid to explore and learn new things. Like "Hey astronauts are cool right??? Guess what? You can be an explorer too!" And he's documenting it just by taking cool pictures. Idk, I do the same things when I play with kids, just without the space suit.

[–]Supaaznman 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Keep in mind that art is subjective and it's up to the viewer to interpret, but here's my take. OP's son lives his daily life feeling out of place. He's wearing a space suit to the aquarium, which could symbolize his loneliness or inability to fit in. His isolation in the room also signifies this. The reflection in the mirror could represent the fact that he has to constantly deal with the fact that he doesn't fit in.

[–]jackamojr99 16 points17 points  (2 children)

And the fish represents everyone else who fit in, he watches them go about their day.

[–]ShunStanpike 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Interesting! I interpreted it as we should appreciate the little things in life. Our every day world can be as interesting as outer space. For a young child, everything is new and full of possibility. Even at this simple aquarium, he's an explorer learning and experiencing tons of new things. We should all look at our world with such wonder.

[–]Imalostmerchant 79 points80 points  (11 children)

Not sure why OP didn't include this in his post, but this is from the About page of his portfolio...

"Small Steps are Giant Leaps" is about reminding parents that to our kids this is a new and exciting world just waiting to be explored.

Small Steps Are Giant Leaps is a project featuring the adventures of my son, Astronaut Harrison, as he explores his everyday world. My goal is that these images will remind other moms or dads out there who may be losing their patience in line at the grocery store or coffee shop that our kids aren’t just acting like fools - they are exploring new frontiers. Our job as parents is to act as their mission control and co-pilot to make sure they can explore as much of their new world as possible.

How Did It All Start?

I had the idea for "Small Steps Are Giant Leaps" while I was riding the bus with my three year old son. What was a normal, everyday event to me had him completely transfixed. Seeing that look of amazement on his face at something so commonplace really struck me. I realized that my son is an explorer, and the world I take for granted, to him, is an amazing place filled with new sites and experiences. I knew that I wanted to somehow document his journey of exploration but had no idea how I was going to do it.

Later that same week, he got an ear infection and needed to go to the doctor's office. Unlike most three-year-olds, my son loves the doctor's office - every part that is except for the exam table. My son had two fears: hand dryers and exam tables, and I was continually trying to find ways to help him face and overcome his fears.

As we sat waiting for the doctor, I asked my son if he would sit on the exam table. Of course his answer was no. So then I asked him what type of people were brave enough to sit on exam tables. We discussed the usual cast of brave people: police officers, firefighters, etc. He said "What about astronauts, Dad. Are they brave enough? I said "Sure they are. After all, they sit on top of rockets and get blasted into space and, before they do that, they have to go to the doctor's office A LOT!". We pretended that he was an astronaut, and he sat on the exam table with no problem. When his exam was over, I told my son how proud I was of him for being brave like an astronaut. He said to me "Next time I get sick, I can wear my astronaut helmet here and you can take a picture of me, right dad?". At that moment, the final piece of the project came into place, all thanks to my amazing little astronaut.

One spacesuit, two helmets, and more than 40 photoshoots later, I am so proud of my little astronaut. He really enjoyed working with me on the project, and we’ve used it to help him get over his fear of hand-dryers, exam tables, and hair clippers. We have shot everywhere from the museum to the city pool. We have had great local companies allow us access to movie theaters, old-school barber shops, $600 a night hotel rooms, and, back where it all began, the city bus.

[–]Thetschopp 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Ok that makes sense.

I sort of understood the concept, but without the back story I was very confused.

[–]easy_Money 84 points85 points  (1 child)

"Ok Jeremy put on the space suit and get in the car, daddy needs some internet points"

[–]Fnhatic 68 points69 points  (1 child)

I don't discount the possibility that Dad forced him to wear it for Instagram likes.

EDIT: Based on his website and the fact that he's trying to sell shit, I'm 100% convinced his parents make him wear this shit.

EDIT 2: The kid is only five and he's been selling this kid's "brand" (Small Steps are Giant Leaps) for two years. They've been whoring out their kid for almost half of his life.

[–]MustacheEmperor 22 points23 points  (0 children)

this kid's "brand" (Small Steps are Giant Leaps)

God, reading that makes me want to vomit. Your kid did not start doing this at 3 because it's their life's dream, OP.

There's a way something like this could have been a family memory bonding activity but that's just disgusting.

[–]Bleach3825 63 points64 points  (5 children)

He wears a spacesuit when he goes places. People go to aquariums to see aqua life.

[–]adamthedog 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Every day though? Edit: added a space, thanks for the little lesson in grammar, TIL Which also means this comment is useless

[–]zxain 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Everyday = common, regular

Every day = every single day individually

[–]nmase 50 points51 points  (11 children)

Assuming from the title they take a picture of their son everyday. On this day they went to an aquarium. I imagine their son insisted on wearing a astronaut suit.

Source: have child.

[–]I_WATCHED_ALOHA_AMA 55 points56 points  (3 children)

That or he stages these things for pictures that he gets to put on social platforms.

[–]Ziff7 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Really. Spent 2 years documenting his world. Posts 1 picture? Is there an album I can’t see from mobile or something?

[–]Manxman64 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Yeah what the fuck is happening here

[–]Jonny398 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Maybe he suffers from dissociation

[–]interior-space 225 points226 points  (34 children)

Apparently yes. But that everyday seems exclusively to service his father's art project. What a kid gets from putting on a helmet he can't see out of and sitting alone while his dad prepares a photo is surely minimal .

[–]andreagassi 46 points47 points  (6 children)

"But daddy I don't want to wear the suit!"... "if you don't wear the god damn suit for my photography you're gonna be in time out!" - OP probably

[–]teachhikelearn 106 points107 points  (8 children)

It's clear from the pic on this post that this isn't the boy's "everyday" life... It looks great as an artsy photo shoot but that is just what it is.. a photo shoot.

[–]ruffus4life 69 points70 points  (3 children)

that's what the boy's everyday life is. a photo shoot.

[–]Angry_Magpie 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Well from the link somebody else posted further down, the boy's everyday life does genuinely appear to consist of his father (or mother, idk) making him wear an astronauts helmet pretty much everywhere, which seems like an... interesting thing to do your kid. The concept of a photo series of your son experiencing the world for the first time is a pretty cool idea, and I can see where the idea for the helmet came from, but it seems a bit weird to do a project like this where everything's artificially set up, considering it's supposedly about his 'everyday life'.

[–]negoleg 26 points27 points  (0 children)

with a shitty title.

[–]Pseuzq 70 points71 points  (10 children)

Oh God yes. Something about this just really rubs me the wrong way and I can't quite put my finger on it. It feels exploitative somehow. Not so much, "Hey, my kid is goofy!" And more like "Lookit! I am a Cool and Artsy Dad!"

Downvote away. Pretty pic, but I'd be annoyed if my kid wore a Pop Warner uniform everywhere including full pads and helmet.

[–]PMmeYourNoodz 299 points300 points  (13 children)


[–]timelymanningmeme 135 points136 points  (12 children)

Wtf is going on..

[–]Elm-tree-time 487 points488 points  (11 children)

A biiiiiig marketing campaign it looks like.

Basically none of the top comments look like genuine discussion. Then somebody conveniently linked to OPs website, and that's the only thing OP replied to.

[–]Fnhatic 450 points451 points  (9 children)

I reported the post to the mods, looks like it got deleted. It's clearly a marketing campaign to make money. He has a book to sell, he's selling shit on that website, and he had a kickstarter where people gave him $5,000 to just go on vacations and take pictures in the fucking space suit.

BTW this kid is only five and he's been making him wear this space suit for at least two years - nearly half his life. We're going to see this kid in the news some day from the perspective of a police helicopter circling a school.

[–]jimmyhandle 63 points64 points  (3 children)

This needs to be higher up.

[–]smuckola 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Let's push it

[–]ILiveInAVan 25 points26 points  (1 child)

P-P-P-Push it real good.

[–]AirRaidJade 233 points234 points  (11 children)

I feel like I'm missing something here. Why is this your son's everyday world? Does he have some kind of disability that requires him to wear a space suit all the time? I'm confused.

[–]Dinierto 66 points67 points  (4 children)

Yeah I'm missing the context

[–]twoshoesonesock 127 points128 points  (3 children)

OP forces son to wear space helmet so that he can take creative photos.

[–]Dinierto 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's.... Worse than whatever I was trying to come up with

[–]Fnhatic 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Does he have some kind of disability that requires him to wear a space suit all the time?

Yeah the disability is that his dad is an internet attention whore. He even had a Kickstarter where people literally just gave him $5,000 to go on vacations so he could take pictures of his kid in the space suit in other places.

[–]dingleberryfever 131 points132 points  (1 child)

'dad do i have to keep doing this'

'put on the suit, daddy needs internet points'

[–]Shallyyy 182 points183 points  (6 children)

In years and years to come the top page of Reddit will be "My dad took pictures of me everywhere in a space helmet"

[–]frunch 60 points61 points  (1 child)


(actually i love the pic, just can't help but think op has motivations beyond letting his child explore the world in a costume)

[–]broskiatwork 178 points179 points  (5 children)

Calling bullshit on the premise. The picture itself is awesome, I love photography, but acting like this is just how your son goes out into the world is bullshit.

Downvote aplenty, and not even going to bother with looking at any other work. That's how bad this chaffs me.

[–]kaze919 47 points48 points  (0 children)

I’m with you dude. Apparently it’s to sell books

[–]jimmyhandle 53 points54 points  (0 children)

It's annoying. This asshole is using Reddit to make money. And, worse, he's using his child to make money.

[–]RunninRebs90 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Trust me, his other work is more cringe because it doesn’t have the charm of being good. A picture of him sitting in the chair for a barber wearing normal clothes and an astronaut helmet isn’t good. It’s just sad

[–]IZiOstra 365 points366 points  (17 children)

documenting how he explores his everyday world Also known in everybody else’s language as “taking pictures of my son”

[–]Tez85 80 points81 points  (1 child)

I legit couldn't wrap my head around this, your cynicism helped me out. Thanks stranger

[–]DMPDrugs 85 points86 points  (2 children)

"Who I make wear a spacesuit."

[–]Calvin_Coolidge_fan6 143 points144 points  (7 children)

But when you force your son to wear a spacesuit you can be more pretentious

[–]i-am-banana 19 points20 points  (0 children)

No you won't get karma like that. Step up your game dude.

[–]TheBracor 158 points159 points  (5 children)

r/fakealbumcovers — This would work well there.

[–]GoldenPandaMRW 130 points131 points  (15 children)

Is this what "Wonder" was based off of?

[–]pasher7 47 points48 points  (3 children)

I was wondering the same thing.

[–]matthewuzhere 9 points10 points  (5 children)

I was thinking OP might have done this based on wonder. I'm a little confused by the whole thing anyway. Why is he walking around in a spacesuit and why is that his everyday life?

[–]WhatEvery1sThinking 90 points91 points  (5 children)

So...I misread, and thought this was about a kid with some sort of health issue and how despite that they are still every much a child as "normal" kids and just want to explore their world. Instead, this actually is just a normal kid, and these photos are extremely ordinary aside from the fact he's being made to wear an astronaut helmet.

Overall, this is one of the most pretentious things I've ever seen. Even feel exploitative in some ways given how the dad is trying to make money off his kid.

[–]HopeThatHalps 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Thank you. This is no different than movies that exploited dwarfs because they're small and cute. The kid probably hates having to wear a stuffy helmet while daddy gets the perfect picture with his DSLR.

[–]ve1ouria 523 points524 points  (21 children)

I am from Columbus and these pics make me so happy. Your son seems amazingly sweet and curious. You have a good eye!

[–]RealBigOx 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I knew i recognized the polar bear exhibit :) i went to the zoo last year in winter and i just sat at that same bench for several hoirs watching the bears enjoy life

[–]Parcequehomard 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I thought that was Columbus zoo! The polar bears put on an amazing show for us last summer, I could have just sat on that bench all day.

[–]WoolieBear 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I thought that was C-Bus but was doubting!

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[–]mumeiko 20 points21 points  (2 children)

These will be such an thing for him to see in the future. Kudos pops.

[–]Azurafox 28 points29 points  (4 children)

This is beautiful but I'm legitimately confused by the titled. I've spent 5 minutes trying to understand its relation to the picture. Sorry for my lack of intelligence but someone please help me out here.

[–]YourCummyBear 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Dad makes his son pose for photos while wearing an astronaut for an art project or likes.

I'm all for taking everyday photos of your child but this is far too staged and it's odd if his son wears that everyday.

[–]Col_Volkov 68 points69 points  (0 children)

This doesn't look everyday.

[–]twoshoesonesock 187 points188 points  (13 children)

This is a great photo but it's pretty fucked how you basically turned your kid into your own personal art project.

Edit: OP's scummy-ness confirmed. Kickstarter campaign in 2016 raised more than $5k so he could keep doing this bullshit.

[–]Fnhatic 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Seriously. The Instagram goes back to March 2016. The kid only just started kindergarten so he's five, at most. They've spent nearly half this poor kid's life exploiting him. It's like they had a kid just for their vanity projects.

[–]HitlerMoonLanding 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Yeah the website and the link to a store at the bottom. This is a little disturbing.

[–]Zossua 40 points41 points  (0 children)

now that you mention it... it is a little weird.

[–]tyronesmallgums 164 points165 points  (8 children)

I bet astrodad makes his kid do all this and his son hates space

[–]Parallel_Universe_E 98 points99 points  (1 child)

I was thinking the same thing. The kid is just like "Dad, do I have to wear this thing? It's so heavy..."

"Shut up and put the damn helmet on! I'm getting Reddit Gold for this shot!"

[–]WhatEvery1sThinking 23 points24 points  (0 children)

best of all, he's trying to make money off it by selling prints

[–]Sixty-to-Zero 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I gotta say, as wonderful as I find this picture, and I really really like it, it reminds me of my dad and Christopher Robin.

My dad is a military guy who wrote novels as a hobby. I never really got to see him growing up and when I did, he was kinda just there or was the one disciplining us. He wrote a lot in his spare time and he wrote stories about us. Fantasy stories about goblins and bat monsters and all sorts of stuff. Picture Goonies but if Tom Burton directed it.

Anyways, he wrote them mostly when I was 5-12 and by the time he was done I tried I read them and they were a mess from a structural stand point, but the part that bothered me the most was my character, who had my name. He was nothing like me. He was a joke. He was cracking one liners and doing stupid crazy things. Things I'd never do. It really bothered me and I stopped reading them. It was like having someone tell you about things you did and you kept having to say "'no that wasn't me that was someone else."

He never took off but sold a couple. But, like Christopher Robin in real life, he resented his father's stories too, and sadly I could relate to him. He felt his dad exploited his childhood and was known for being a childhood icon for so many characters when it wasn't really him. He felt bitterness about his situation. I don't know the story behind these pictures or what any of it's like, but it does remind me of my dad.

I think it's important to note that if the characters weren't literally supposed to be me, then I wouldn't have been that upset. But it was a reflection that my dad didn't really know anything about me, and didn't spend that much time with me.

I hope the kid really does like being in an astronaut costume and being photographed. He looks awfully lonely in that photo to me.

But then again that might just be me projecting. He might have a blast and really like being involved in his dad's work.

[–]KirillM 59 points60 points  (2 children)

Needs more Daft Punk.

[–]stronglydislikeweebs 137 points138 points  (19 children)

Not to be that guy, but why wear an astronaut costume to an aquarium? Besides for attention on Reddit, of course

[–]chrimewave 56 points57 points  (0 children)

well i think the kid may enjoy it, but i beleive its primarily to get good shots and sell the dad's book

[–]WhatEvery1sThinking 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Pretty much. And without that helmet, none of these photos would stand out at all. It's a pretentious gimmick

[–]AtlKolsch 307 points308 points  (12 children)

That title is pretentious as fuck

[–]homeworld 68 points69 points  (2 children)

Needs a bunch of silly hashtags like #wanderlust

[–]dragonfliesloveme 66 points67 points  (3 children)

Probably why the kid has to wear that suit and helmet everywhere, to put some space between him and his super-special, ridiculously overbearing parent.

[–]SnarkyNana 141 points142 points  (9 children)

What else you got?! When I see a father so perfectly engaged in a child's world, I want to see the gleam in his eye to see if you hit his mark or yours. If little Johnny is manning his own imagination, bravo Dad; but if this is getting you followers on IG be very careful your narcissistic bent doesn't destroy precious moments. Peace.

[–]poonjam 97 points98 points  (2 children)

You already know its the latter.

[–]Fnhatic 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He's been doing this shit to his kid for literally two years straight. The kid is only five. Literally half his life his dad's been trying to exploit him.

I'm reasonably certain a two or three year old doesn't know what the fuck an astronaut is, much less that they want to be one.

[–]organic_crystal_meth[🍰] 296 points297 points  (34 children)

This is awesome. A great reminder to us parents to stop and let our kids smell the roses.

[–]swegmaster1 131 points132 points  (10 children)

us parents to stop

Except all of these are staged by the parent...

[–]interior-space 119 points120 points  (5 children)

Exactly. This is the exact opposite of that. It's an adult's nostalgic idea of what childhood is.

Great photos, but not necessarily about childhood.

[–][deleted] 485 points486 points  (22 children)

That’s what started the whole project, just a reminder to myself that all of these experiences are new to him and to give him the time he needs to fully enjoy them.

[–]Little_Tyrant 172 points173 points  (4 children)

puts on helmet, can’t see through sunshield

[–]runninhillbilly 67 points68 points  (3 children)

"Your eyes can deceive you, don't trust them!"

[–]bamboosprout 43 points44 points  (6 children)

Somewhat serious question for parenting. Are you a millionaire? How does one afford to find time and money to do this? I read the website's mission statement to remind parents to help kids explore, but can't see myself doing this at all. Do you just have to say, fuck it, drop a bunch of things, and just go on an adventure? Or do you save money slowly, and have to meticulously plan everything months ahead?

[–]twoshoesonesock 85 points86 points  (0 children)

Seems more like he turned his kid into his art project. Probably a freelance graphic designer, photographer, or something else. He discusses riding the bus in his blog as the initial motivation. I doubt millionaires are riding the bus for fun in Columbus.

[–]Noble_Flatulence 34 points35 points  (0 children)

You have it backwards, he's not doing this because he has money, he's doing this so he can get money. He's pimping his son for karma here because it's blog spam, leading us to his site where he pimps his son for cash.

[–]jesusice 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Also, OP only has the one kid, right? If I tried this every picture would just be my three kids at various awesome places fighting and telling on each other.

[–]RandomRedditor32905 57 points58 points  (4 children)

Lol but going to an Aquarium in a small spaceman halloween costume in January isn't everyday world stuff.

Feels like this pic was thought out just to be posted.

[–]squeeze-my-lemon 116 points117 points  (11 children)

What a dumb title. Just say you took pictures of him in an astronaut suit, because that's all this is.

[–]HopeThatHalps 35 points36 points  (0 children)

When parents exploit their children for vanity art projects.