By Katy Cowan
While sitting on a Brighton beach in 2005 with his new girlfriend Verity, photographer Tom Robinson thought the view of their feet pointing out to sea would make a nice photo. Since then, he’s continued to document their travels around the world in this way, resulting in a growing collection of over a hundred images.
In 2011, the series – entitled Feet First – took a new twist with the arrival of a third set of feet: their daughter Matilda, and more recently – baby Beatrice. The happy family have visited everywhere from New York City to the sunny coasts of the Mediterranean, sharing their adventures with an ever-growing audience.
With so many wonderful memories under their belt, you’d think it would be difficult for Tom to pick a favourite. He said: “I think it has to be the ones that remind me of the great adventures we’ve had together, both with and without children. Since we’ve had children it’s added a new dimension to the series as you can already see those little feet getting bigger and bigger, so I’d say the family shots are my favourites, especially the ones that remind me of great holidays we’ve had.”
If you enjoyed this series, then you must check out I’m Going To Be a Dad, where Tom documents the reactions of friends and family when he tells them the news that he and Verity are expecting. Wonderful.