Photographer Tricia Messeroux of Big Eye Photography has had a brilliant (or is it just totally creepy) idea: why not take classic photographs of celebrities on the red carpet… but with toddlers? It’s called the ToddleWood project and it weirds me out way too much.
Via Entertainment Weekly:
Founded by former advertising executive-turned-photographer, Tricia Messeroux, the ToddleWood project imagines everyday kids as A-list celebrities, historic figures and other icons. The idea was born in 2008, when Messeroux decided to shoot her then-three year old daughter, Skylar. “I’ve been told that she looks like Diana Ross so I said, ‘You know what? I guess I’m going to play along and photograph her looking like Diana Ross.’ We did that and I realized I had something on my hands,” Messeroux told EW. “I called a few women that I knew were very talented in different areas: wardrobe stylists, dress designers, makeup, hair–these women that were talented in all these different areas that I needed– and I held a casting call.”
Since the first shoot, Messeroux has received submissions from hundreds of pint-sized hopefuls. “My process now to think about what the look that I want to achieve is, so it needs to be an iconic celebrity or a political figure or someone notable, or a moment in time,” she explained. ”Like when Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch, or when the Obamas did the fist bump. It has to be either a really fantastic look or moment in time.”
Ugh. Tricia is has recreated looks from Anne Hathaway, Adele, Taylor Swift and more. I know this is Toddlers & Tiaras brought to the mainstream, but I just can’t. Gallery below, but warning – may cause nightmares. Why is this a thing?