Ever felt like something just doesn’t belong? The world can occasionally make us feel out of place in our own lives, but sometimes being the odd one out brings more joy than you may think.

A quirky and humble photo essay by Hideaki Hamada, which visually explores what it is like being the black sheep of one’s family. Words are written by Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen and the original photo essay can be read online at Kinfolk.com.