A father named Tian Jun has this idea of taking the same photo with his son, Tian Li, for over 30 years and the result is amazing. In 1986, Tuan Li was born in the Guizhou province. In order to celebrate his son’s birth, Jun decided to pose carrying his son in front of a wall outside their home. Little did they know that it will become the start of a 30-year long tradition for them.
Happy new dad, Tian Jun, welcomes his beloved newborn son, Tian Li, into the world by taking a picture of him carrying his son in front of their wall outside their home. The two looked very happy together.
A year has passed and Tian Jun decided to celebrate Tian Li’s birth once again by taking the same picture outside their home. This time, Tian li is already one year old but he still looks as cute as ever.
Two years after and the two are back at taking the same photo once again. Tian Jun looks so happy with a smile forming in his lips and it looks like Tian Li is becoming more playful.
Three years after and they are back at the same spot doing their annual tradition. This time, the pair look quite sad. Maybe something happened before this picture taking tradition? Whatever it is, we will never know.
Four years after and Tian Jun is still carrying Tian Li in the same spot taking the same black and white photo. It appears that Tian Li is already quite heavier (and longer!) and he is happily doing a hand gesture.
Five years and the son and the father still loves doing their annual photo opp. This time, Tian Li is already smiling and shyly shows off his incomplete set of pearly whites.
Oh, this is a refreshing breathe of fresh air. While the two still stuck to their annual routine, they took the photo in front of the beach this time. That day might just be a fun and glorious day for the two since they got a chance to enjoy the waves.
Well, now they are back in front of that white wall (or maybe it has a different color?). This time, Tian Li looks noticeably longer and his playful smirk is gone but he still looks happy to do their annual tradition.
Eight years after he was born, we finally saw Tian Li wearing some shorts in their annual picture in front of the wall. On the other hand, Tian Jun looks like he gained some weight and it seems as if he has just gone home from work.
Year 1995 and the son and father is still doing their annual tradition. Taking the same photos on a yearly basis is a great way to build memories. For sure, Tian Li will look back at these pictures when he is older and he will remember the amazing bond he and Tian Jun has. That is one memory that is always good to look back to.
Well, Tian Li is already nine years old at this point and well he stuck to wearing shorts for their annual picture. He is already bigger and it seems as if Tian Jun stuck to eating more food as he grew fatter.
At ten years old, Tian Li looks taller than ever. On the other hand, Tian Jun looks more and more fat. More than that, he finally decided to update his hairdo and his hair is now shorter which is fitting for his age.
At the age of eleven, it seems like Tian Li is growing faster than most boys of his age. In fact, he is already too big for his dad to carry. Instead of carrying him, Tian Jun decided to just hug him. Still a loving gesture but a bit easier than carrying him.
Well, well, well. The father and son is already almost the same height as one another. It looks like he is already a teenager here. Tian Li really grows up fast. We also love his new hairdo. It suits his age!
Well, Tian Li is now slightly taller than his father. And what is this? They have a new addition to the photo! Tian Li is already old enough to take care of his very own dog at the age of thirteen. What a responsible child.
Even if Tian Li is already 14 years old, this picture shows that the father and son still has a great relationship with each. That is a rare father and son relationship as compared to the other youth that we have today. Their hug just shows how much they love each other.
At the age of 15, Tian Li looks more handsome than ever but doesn’t he look too thin? Well, maybe all teenage boys just go through that phase. However, it seems like Tian Jun is gaining more and more weight.
Wow, Tian Li looks more muscular now even if he still looks quite thin. And of course, we love the macho look that he has on in this photo. But what did they do with their wall? Why are there many numbers and letters at their back?
Another year has passed but the father and son tandem is still doing their annual tradition and they look older than ever. Tian Li maintained his thin but muscular physique while Tian Jun continues to become fat. The numbers at the back are starting to fade.
Well, Tian Li is starting to gain more fats but his new physique suits him just right. More than that, his new hair do is eye catching. For sure, many women have fallen for this lad.
Well, Tian Li is basically adult by now. This lad grew up to be a handsome (and loving) young man. We say, loving, because he still continues to follow their annual tradition.
Well, it looks like Tian Li went back to the gym because he is now showing off some abs. Instead of the usual white walls in their photos, the two decided to capture this year’s picture in front of what looks like a balcony.
Well, the two is back at the front of the white wall once again. This time, they are at a different angle as a wood is showing off at the side of their picture. Despite this, they are still in a loving relationship with each other.
This picture is different from all of their other photos as it is not shot against the same white walls that they usually pose at. This time, Tian Li is visibly getting older and it looks like he is gaining more weight too.
Well, it looks like the two has decided to skip the white walls once again. It looks like they posed in one of the walls inside their home. This photo shows how the father and son look alike. They have the same nose and mouth!
So, the white wall is really out of the equation now. This time, they decided to take their picture in front of a window inside their home. These pictures help us to see how their life is—it’s amazing!
Oh, there is the white wall again! Finally, we missed that white wall, didn’t we? But we certainly love this father and son more! Tian Jun is starting to show some white hair strands.
This is probably the cutest picture in this bunch. They are finally reversing roles as Tian Li is already the one carrying Tian Jun in a piggy back ride. It shows that he is willing to take care of his father when he grows older.
If you were wondering why there is no 2014 photo, well, it is because of the child that has been added into the picture. The father and son did not get a chance to take a picture last year because Tian Li is in the States waiting for his little one to be delivered.
Tian Jun started this simple tradition because he thought it would be an interesting idea. Well, little did he know, that his son (who grew up to be a Chinese fil director) thinks that their annual tradition and their photos are an artistic expression.
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