Tim MacPherson Photography

September 8, 2010

I’m nuts over these images by Tim MacPherson. Wouldn’t it be fun to recreate something like this for a portrait of your child? They remind me of the work of Jan Von Holleben that we used to inspire our Christmas card a few years ago.

Would your kids love creating something like this? I know mine would for sure.

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1 Jen Spilker September 8, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I love the look on the cowgirl’s face! These are so fun!


2 Tabitha (From Single to Married) September 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Those are amazing and so creative! It took me a minute to realize the red bike wasn’t really a bike! :)


3 Jan @ Family Bites September 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm

These are so fun! They remind me of the guy who did “Art Attack”. Only he created the art, but didn’t take photos.


4 Bettijo @ Paging Supermom September 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm

These are ingenious. Love it!


5 Victoria September 8, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Brilliant. My son would love this. He’d go for the surfing one.


6 Deb September 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

These are brilliant. I can’t stop looking at them and smiling.


7 KarinS September 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm

The kid skiing cracks me up. I love it.


8 cynthia September 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Oh man. You just made my day! cp


9 Kim Simmonds September 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm

I need to figure out something like this to do for our Christmas cards! Neat!


10 Rachel O. September 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I love them! The look on the cowgirls face is hilarious!!!!!


11 Tanya September 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm

I adore there! So much imagination and fun in each shot.


12 Jenna September 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Amazing! Some of these remind me of Anthropologie display ideas.


13 sonya September 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm



14 Abby @ abby & her boys September 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm

wow!! These are incredible! I posted quite a few links from you on my friday favorites last week. Here is the link, in case you want to see the link love. ;-)



15 ryan September 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Oh boy. I love a good series. And this is just incredible work. Makes me want to work harder, so I love it.


16 Quinn September 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Oh, wow!!! These are SO DANG RAD!!! Thanks for sharing them! I think the skiing one is my favorite!!


17 Toev September 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm

These images are awesome. However this post should have a disclaimer that if you click through to his official site and then click “portfolio,” which I did because I wanted to see more, a few photos in there is VERY explicit photo of naked adults showering together. I know, because we share the same values, that this does not reflect the values you have or the image you want to project. I highly recommend a disclaimer.


18 Heidi September 9, 2010 at 12:52 am

Aren’t they great! Looks like a whole load of fun :)


19 Nay-K September 9, 2010 at 3:46 am

thats brilliant! reminds me on my childhood. my sister and me always always played with things like that…


20 Anne September 9, 2010 at 8:10 am

Wow, the creativity of some photographers never ceases to amaze me.
I am, however, a little concerned that that girl is going to ski down the stairs; she sure looks like she intends to.


21 Keia September 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm

The eye of a photographer! Gotta love it. I think my favorite is the “surfer dude”.


22 Rebecca T. September 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Awe. some.


23 Sandy September 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm

OH I LOVE THESE! They remind me of a photo project I did in college! Thanks for the inspiration! I have goosebumps of excitement right now!


24 Jill September 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Reminds me of the post you did on Mila’s Daydreams – what a fun way to photograph children & their personalities!


25 o September 9, 2010 at 8:01 pm

imust say the pics you posted to display were Very cool and inspired! BUT, i was very disappointed to click on his link and see that some of his work is HIGHLY inappropriate:(


26 Autumn September 9, 2010 at 8:48 pm

SO awesome!!


27 Bri (like the cheese) September 10, 2010 at 9:21 am

Genius! Love ‘em!


28 rhembein September 10, 2010 at 10:42 am

WOW!!! Sooooo love those!!! Love how original they are!!


29 Patty September 10, 2010 at 11:24 am

8 thumbs up here…the whole family got a kick out of the images!


30 Shaleah June 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Love these, how fun!


31 Marshelle June 20, 2012 at 11:33 am

My bed sort of looks like the surfing one already. Lots of laundry strewn all over it . . .


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