“Bye, Mom!” Rachel Hulin
’s baby would yell as he left to go flying—that is, if he could talk. The photographer is notorious for capturing her child mid-flight, often soaring at extreme heights and seemingly without a care. “I felt like the pictures could show the world that babies inhabit that is all their own,” she has said
. Although the images brought Hulin immediate attention—first from Facebook friends and a soon viral following—the artist was slow to reveal the secrets of her process. “I never throw him, and I never move him into a place in the frame that he wasn’t in to begin with... I think telling you more would ruin it,” she maintained
, until finally letting it slip about her subtractive method in Photoshop. We prefer to believe that Henry simply learned to fly (like the baby in this video).