WATCH: Father Films His Baby Every Day for a Year

A heartwarming glimpse of a child's growth during his first year of life

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Parents often recount how fast their children grow, but few have had the patience to document every single day of their newborn’s life. English photographer and video blogger Sam Cornwell was able to capture his son Indigo’s growth through a montage of one-second iPhone clips shot every single day during the infant’s first year. Using more than 1,200 video clips, Cornwall spent two weeks editing his son’s journey through the world, filming the baby from lying in the hospital bed to taking his first steps. Uploaded on July 12, the video has already been viewed more than 286,000 times.

The blogger said he was inspired by artist Cesar Kuriyama‘s One Second Everyday project, The Telegraph reports, but the video resembles another parent’s quest to catalogue his daughter’s life. Dutch artist, filmmaker and photographer Frans Hofmeester filmed his daughter everyday from her birth through age 13, weaving together a three-minute time-lapse video that he released in 2012. Cornwell and his wife said they’ve made a habit out of filming their son and plan to continue doing so. They’re unsure if they’ll publish anymore videos, but perhaps Hofmeester’s project might be a new source of inspiration.