The vernal equinox occurred two weeks back, proclaiming the very first day of springtime in the Northern Hemisphere, despite continued freezing conditions in a few areas. As the sunlight comes to be much more prevalent, people, plants, and animals are beginning to arise from their winter months modes to step outside, blossom, and otherwise welcome the sunlight. These pictures reveal festivals and also looks of the brand-new season from around the globe, as we get rid of the winter and also welcome the springtime.
Francisco Pérez, a father-of-two, decided to create a gallery showing the beauty of full-figured dad recreating the whimsical, earth-mother style of traditional maternity shoots. The shoot was also a favour to friend and photographer Martyn Wilkes who was looking for a creative way to showcase his maternity work:
I came up with the idea as I had always joked about my friend Francisco being so fat he could be pregnant. His belly was perfect and his rugged and manly look fitted in just right with what I had in mind. I wanted elegance, flowers, nature and natural beauty versus the exact opposite – in a nice way.
We think he nailed it.