If the kid's Superman, that would make his dad Jor-El. And while Alan Lawrence is not some silver-haired Kryptonian, he is, at the very least, a Photoshop wizard. Lawrence creates quirky photos of his son, William (Wil), flying like a superhero.
Alan Lawrence lives in Utah with his wife and six kids. He told Someecards that he hopes this series will make people "smile when they see him (Wil) flying and hopefully understand that even though Wil has Down Syndrome he can do anything he puts his mind to."
The series began, touchingly, when "Wil learned to roll onto his stomach." The little kid "would wiggle his arms behind him and we joked that he was trying to fly." Alan decided to assist him in developing these superhuman abilities by taking "a shot of him in our front yard flying." He adds: "I posted it on Facebook and Instagram for my family to see and it took off from there."
It's easy to see why.
Alan said that the photos usually take him about one to two hours from start to finish. He begins by capturing a photo of the background without anyone in it and then he takes a photo of him holding Wil. "After that, I Photoshop myself out of the photo using the first photo to fill in the background."
When asked if he encounters any difficulties during the creation process, he said: "The only challenge lately has been the fact that he is growing and its becoming harder to hold him up."
Grows fast, the kid does.
Alan mentioned that Wil's biggest hero is his oldest sister.
"They have a bond that is unbreakable," he said. Unsurprisingly, however, besides his sister, Wil's favorite superhero is Superman. Because "he can fly and he has a red cape like [Wil]."
Alan is currently working on a new photo series featuring his seven-month-old son, Rockwell. The series will depict his son "as a gnome that pops up in random places around our yard." You may not know it, but apparently gnomes can be quite troublesome, just like children. Stay tuned for the photos.