Get them started young! Dad’s crazy paternity leave snaps show one-year-old baby doing house work
Andreas Miezans started taking the witty snaps during paternity leave after little Oscar was born last July.
And using clever camera skills, the 33-year-old mocked-up a number of incredible scenarios, which include Oscar cutting the grass, filling up the car with petrol, and vacuuming the house.
And the wacky pair also show off their love of the outdoors, with Oscar shown crawling along a running track and diving spectacularly into an inflatable garden paddling pool.
Andreas, a bank worker who lives in Tønsberg, Norway, said: “It just started out as a way of bonding with my son and it’s gone absolutely crazy.
“I actually had the idea in my head before Oscar was even born. I love taking pictures and I wanted to make something we could look back on and laugh.
“It started as something fun to show my family and friends on social media because I am originally from Sweden.
“About twice a week I’ll take my camera out and just try to make the best of whatever situation we are in.
“Oscar is very co-operative and will generally go along with whatever I do. I set the camera up on a 10-second timer and then I have to run back into place.
“The idea is for these not to be normal baby pictures. I wanted to try something different to put a smile on Oscar’s face when he looks back at them.
“We get 10 weeks of parental leave in Norway and I have booked another four weeks of vacation. It’s great to spend so much time with him.”
Camera-mad Andreas, who lives with his girlfriend Kristine Wåle, a 28-year-old nurse, estimated that he has 75,000 pictures saved on his phone.
He uses editing software to erase himself from certain pictures – such as one where 11-month-old Oscar is shown flying in mid-air off the end of a see-saw.
Other stunts Oscar pulls off including riding on the roof of a car and bench-pressing his dad.
Andreas said: “The most popular one is where we are both dressed in our football kits. We were supporting Sweden during the European Championships and we looked pretty cool in our matching kits.
“Kristine doesn’t get involved in any of the photos, but she is 100 per cent behind them. She can see it’s good for my relationship with Oscar.
“The first picture I took was just Oscar in his cot but now we get up to all sorts. It never usually takes too many goes to get it right.
“I don’t really plan ahead too much. Sometimes, like with the track and field photo, I have to drive a few miles, but most of them are just around the house.
“In some of the pictures I will hold on to Oscar or lift him above my shoulders and then delete myself to make the situations look more interesting.
“I never expected them to get this much attention. Oscar turns one next week and I intend to keep on taking more pictures.”