Pictures of cardboard boxes
I don’t have kids just yet, so I can’t say from experience, but it seems one of the benefits of having a child is the ability to feature the adorable little guy or gal in creative photography projects. Examples abound: from Queenie Liao’s wondrous naptime photos, to Nagano Toyokazu’s series My Daughter Kanna.
Now, another great project has popped up on our radar. This one is called Cardboard Box Office, and it’s the result of a parenting duo’s creativity, an excess of packing materials and the addition of a baby boy to the family.
Cardboard Box Office is the brainchild of parents Lilly and Leon, who recreate scenes from famous movies using only household objects and their incredibly cooperative baby boy Orson. The resulting photos are uploaded to their website and Facebook page where fans can follow along with the little family’s weekend adventures.
As they explain on the site’s about page:
The project began after finding that we had accumulated both a lot of cardboard boxes (due to moving to a new country) and a baby (due to giving birth). With our social lives drastically altered we decided to find a way to make some of those housebound weekends a little more fun.
When we got in touch with Lilly and Leon, they were kind enough to give us enough information that we thought it would be best to include it verbatim rather than abbreviating it. So below you’ll find some of our favorite Cardboard Box Office creations, as well as our little mini interview:
PetaPixel: How did you guys come up with this idea?
Cardboard Box Office: We came up with the idea when wanting to take a creative family photo that depicted the general mess and disorder of our new lives as parents. That photo was The Life Domestic (above). It proved to be really popular and made people laugh so we decided that since we were now at home a lot more, and had a lot of cardboard at our disposal, we may as well start creating a few more. And it went from there.
PP: How do you stay inspired? It can’t be easy to consistently come up with creative ideas.
CBO: It can be hard to come up with a film each week. Essentially they need to be films that have either an iconic set, costume, or vehicle. If it doesn’t have at least two of those elements it’s generally a no-goer. Action, adventure, and horror flicks are perfect. Lilly really wants to create a rom-com but we have yet to think of one that would make a good photo. Suggestions from readers are more than welcome!