These photos caused quite a s**tstorm on the good ‘ol internet when Stephen, a 32-year-old designer from Dublin, Ireland posted them on Reddit.
Posted under the title “I’ve been photoshopping my kid into marginally dangerous situations. Nothing unbelievable, but enough to make people think “Wait, did he..?”
The images were originally intended for his family and friends, but soon caught the attention of judgemental parents everywhere on social media.
Stephen says “I thought it would be fun to worry family by putting someone delicate in precarious situations. Most of the reactions have been positive, with the odd person not getting the joke and commenting I “should be shot”.
There is a more serious side to the photo series than made ‘just for laughs. These images were made when 10-month old Hannah, Stephen’s daughter had just come out of hospital for receiving a bone marrow transplant.
“She had a very rare immune disorder called HLH and spent 6 months of her first year in hospital, receiving chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, which is the only possible cure,” says Stephen. “Of 27 million worldwide donors, 3 were deemed suitable, and an anonymous german lady donated. Because we missed out on so much normal stuff of the first year, we take tons of photos now that we’re able to do normal things out of isolation.”