The Dreams of a Child by Queenie Liao
Ain’t kids the most adorable beings ever? The sad part is they grow up too fast. Queenie Liao is a Californian mother of three and is an artist and a photographer and decided to preserve her youngest child’s childhood in a peculiar way. She has made use of the little angel’s sleep time to portray him as the main character of many fairy tale inspired dream worlds. Her inspiration comes from famous child photographer Anne Geddes and Adele Enersen who are quite famous for their work.
Liao said; ‘Everyday just before Wengenn’s nap, I would imagine him being the main character in one of my favourite episodes and “paint” a background setting with plain clothes, stuffed animals, and other common household materials, just like how an artist would with her paint brushes. After Wengenn fell asleep, I would place him at the centre of the theme I’d created and start taking pictures. I tried not to disturb him once he fell asleep. Even though Wengenn is a good sleeper, he still woke up from time to time.’
These photographs were taken back in 2010, however owing to the recent interest shown by internet community, she published a book in Chinese in Taiwan which is titled ‘Sleepy Baby’ and contains above hundred photographs. What follows are some more pics and a video. Help yourself to this dose of cuteness personified.