ARTIST SERIES

Rachel Hulin, Cape Flight
Cape Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (17 of 19)
Fair Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (5 of 19)
Kitchen Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (8 of 19)
Rainy Day Flight
Rachel Hulin, Parking Lot Flight
Parking Lot Flight
Rachel Hulin, Hotel Flight
Hotel Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (2 of 19)
Flight of the Scholar
Rachel Hulin, Flying (3 of 19)
Brick House Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (4 of 19)
Hall Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (6 of 19)
Shower Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (9 of 19)
Cow Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (12 of 19)
Garden Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (14 of 19)
Wagon Flight
Rachel Hulin, flying (15 of 19)
Wedding Reception Flight
Rachel Hulin, flying (16 of 19)
Lawnmower Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (18 of 19)
Pool Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (7 of 19)
Farm Flight
Rachel Hulin, Flying (19 of 19)
Group Flight

The inspiration for Rachel Hulin’s photographic series came largely from her 6-month-old son, Henry. Like many babies, Henry loved being held in the air aloft and sailed about the room. Hulin photographed him on a few occasions and soon took note of how it seemed her son was caught up in his own experience—floating apart, if you will. In American Photo Magazine, Hulin commented: “It was an allegory for how he seemed so in his own world. I was always trying to figure out what was going on in his mind.”

Hulin then began staging more formal photo shoots with Henry. Often she would anchor the camera to a tripod and shoot pictures on a timer while she held the infant overhead. Other times her husband would stand in to elevate their son. The sessions were typically just five frames in duration before Henry lost interest. Then, back at the computer, Hulin digitally eliminated the adults in the images making it appear as though Henry were in magical flight. After surprisingly enthusiastic responses from friends and colleagues with whom she shared the early results, Hulin was encouraged to pitch a children’s book.

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