November 12, 2012 10:23 AM
Most parents will tell you their children grow up too fast.
But if you go online, you can see one man go from birth to adulthood in six-and-a-half minutes. Cory McLeod’s journey — one picture taken on each day he’s lived — is of interest to more than just his family. It’s become a web sensation, garnering nearly five million hits on YouTube – and counting — since it was posted on the site just a few weeks ago.
McLeod’s father Ian has been behind the camera from the beginning. Ian McLeod says he first thought he’d manage the daily photo routine for a couple of years. But he was having so much fun, he just kept going.
Asked if the project was a pain in the neck — having your father take your picture every day, Cory McLeod said, “Sometimes. It was stuff like when I was at a friend’s house or something and my dad would ring up and say, ‘I need to come round and take your photo’.”
All of the photos — now more than 7,500 of them — were all taken on an old-fashioned film-camera. Scanning the photos into a computer took Ian McLeod a year and a half. Now, 71 albums later, the effort is all part of a YouTube video. …
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Photo #1 is a sonogram.