Giving birth is an incredible experience, but certainly isn’t easy. Both mother and child go through quite a bit before being united, and one baby in Brazil wasn’t amused by the process. As captured by professional photographer Rodrigo Kunstmann, baby Isa was not too happy after being birthed via a c-section. Her scowling face has now gone viral after the photo was shared by Kunstmann, becoming the internet’s new favorite meme.
Born on February 13, Isabela Pereira de Jesus’s debut to the world started with a pointed look at her doctor. Hilariously filled with attitude, her expressive face seems to be sending a clear message. Kunstmann, who has been working as a photographer for over a decade, admits that nothing could prepare him for how this photograph took off. The Brazilian photographer has since been interviewed by international media and Isa’s photo has been shared by thousands, including rapper Ice T.
Commenters couldn’t get enough of Isa’s annoyed looked and had fun imagining what she was thinking. Some guesses include, “Go ahead cut it I dare ya!!!,” “I wanna talk to the manager!,” and “I waited 9 months for this. Seriously?” Others could relate to Isa’s funky attitude, writing, “She is like me. When someone takes [my] photo and I am without my make-up.”
According to Kunstmann, Isa’s parents were amused by the photo, too. Her grumpy expression lasted for just a few seconds before her umbilical cord was cut and she cried out like any other newborn. Given the split-second nature of birth photography, it’s no surprise that Kunstmann came well prepared for the moment.
“Birth is a unique moment, there is no chance for mistakes,” Kunstmann told My Modern Met. “I take photos and videos at the same time using two cameras. I need to concentrate a lot so as not to miss the different situations that happen during birth.”
So how does Kunstmann feel to have his work go viral? “I feel blessed by God, I’ve worked for 11 years as a photographer. In my first year of work, I worked for a company for free and it was not easy, but I know that everything I did during my career made me ready for this moment.”