First year in the life of a Sun photographer’s daughter
Text and pictures by Baltimore Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron
People always warned me that I would keep filling all free space on my iPhone with images and video of our daughter, Karah Elizabeth Ferron. Needless to say, there was no argument.
Within eight months of her birth, over 10,000 iPhone captures were already made, with an intent to document our little girl’s growth and milestones. In the pictures and video, she seems uncomfortable as her mother, Megan Denarah Ferron, bathes her on February 1. On July 23, she gets her first spoon of baby food. She uses all her strength months later to crawl for the first time September 13.
The short was created by using only one-second clips from her birth until her first birthday, the day before the party at the end of the piece, to illustrate her subtle changes that occur each day. Being a first-time father, it is amazing to see how she has evolved in 365 short days. But a year is also 5.6 percent of a child’s life, and each year demonstrates how fleeting and swift that life can be.