We all imagined how would it be like to fly, when we were children. And although we probably have no memory of the moment, watching parents lift their kids up in the air and hearing them giggle is just a delightful moment. Photographer Rachel Hulin manages to capture this unique moment by featuring her son Henry as the superhero of the series “The Flying Babies”.
With Henry levitating realistically in mid-air in different indoors and outdoors locations, the scenarios are sometimes spooky, but most of the times amusing and cute. Spooky because the illusion of flying by itself can be intriguing for the human eye – especially when it comes to babies, but certainly cute because of the overall natural expression of the baby himself.
With only his mother holding him, some Photoshop adjusting and creative locations, Rachel manages to capture both the innocence and delight of the impression that babies have when imitating flying but also the joy of being a mother in a fairy tale like series. After all, that’s what photography is about, managing to capture and transmit wonderful emotions and moments of life.
Rachel has a new children’s book coming out soon, starring this series and his son as the main character. The Flying Henry is a fantasy book which follows a little boy exploring different locations as he discovers his ability to fly. Well spooky or not, the illusion of flying is beautifully conveyed in this wonderful baby classic series.
All photos are courtesy of Rachel Hulin