I’ve often wondered what it would be like if everyone wore a picture of themselves as a baby around their neck for everyone to see. A banker, a teacher, a police officer, a homeless person…all of us were once very small, innocent and helpless. Would being reminded of that constantly help us remember that we are all human? Does seeing the spider embryo above make you feel differently about spiders?
This image is from photographer Seth Casteel’s series of babies underwater (click on the image for more). I love the confidence that this little girl exudes. She’s totally in her element, as if she starts off with infinite potential to be anyone and everything, even a mermaid.
Rachel Hulin’s photographs of flying babies remind me of Peter Pan and the whimsical weightlessness of the innocence of childhood.