Photo Essay: “I’m Going to Be a Dad”

If there’s one thing that the ubiquity of Facebook has ruined, it’s the joy of seeing people’s reactions to your big life news — like engagements, pregnancies, new jobs, etc. — in person. UK-based photographer Tom Robinson takes us back to the good old days in his series I’m Going to Be a Dad, which we spotted thanks to My Modern Met. His brilliantly simple idea? To photograph his friends, family, and coworkers as he told them that he was going to have his very first child with his wife Verity. The resulting candid images — and the wildly different immediate reactions people have — will make you smile.

My parents in their new campervan. Photo credit: Tom Robinson