Last year photographer Rachel Hulin inspired hundreds of online articles with surreal photographs of her baby floating like a pint-sized superhero through different hotel rooms, barns and stairways.
One year later, that series of photographs is now a book, Flying Henry. We’ve included a few photographs from the book below. Here’s more about the new picture book.
A fantasy children’s book intended for infants and toddlers, Flying Henry follows the story of a baby who develops a magical ability to fly. Aware of his rare gift, he soars through his home, into nature, and unfamiliar places, testing the limits of his new skill by examining the world around him from the sky and embarking on great adventures. But, eventually Henry grows lonely and has to learn a very important secret about flying in order to fully enjoy his gift. Realistic looking flight rendered by artist Rachel Hulin with the willing support of her son, Henry, is an exceptional addition to the genre of photographic children’s books and will appeal to adults as well.
At Time.com, the artist explained her work:
While she wouldn’t divulge the exact details of how Henry flies, Hulin did admit that it was more subtraction than addition. “I wanted the flights to feel genuine,” she said. “These are places we are really in everyday, it’s not a cut-and-paste job on random interiors and landscapes.”