In early 2012, Time magazine published photos of artist Rachel Hulin’s son as he flew around his house in an astonishing and charming fashion.
It was so charming, in fact, that the photos were everywhere in a matter of days.
According to Time, Rachel didn’t stop with the first set of photos — more were added to the collection and the book Flying Henry was born “about a baby who is rather pleased when he realizes he can fly,” Hulin said.
“He flutters about his home at first, but soon thirsts for adventure and flies the coop.”
The book tells the story of Henry, who appreciates his rare gift and soars through his home, into nature, and unfamiliar places, testing the limits of his new skill by examining the world around him” from above. He ultimately realizes, however, that there’s a secret to fully enjoying his gift.
As we said last year, the photos are whimsical, ethereal and totally magical. Take a look at a few images from the book, which is in stores now:
Flying Henry 1 of 11A new book by Rachel Hulin, starring her young son Henry.
Cape Flight 2 of 11Flying Henry is described by Parade magazine as a "fantasy photographic children's book."
Pumpkin Flight 3 of 11Artist Rachel Hulin is based in New York City.
Group Flight 4 of 11Hulin started photographing Henry in the summer of 2011.
Cow Flight 5 of 11"It was Henry's world," Hulin told Yahoo Shine. "The pictures were kind of an allegory for that."
Wagon Flight 6 of 11In the book, Henry magically soars around his house and out and about in the great outdoors.
Garden Flight 7 of 11Each photograph of Henry flying is yet another imaginative adventure.
Lawnmower Flight 8 of 11When the photos were first made public in 2012, "I was admonished a fair amount for throwing my child by people who took the pictures too literally," Hulin told Time magazine.
Parking Lot Flight 9 of 11But it didn't stop her from continuing to photograph Henry embarking on whimsical journeys.
Wedding Reception Flight 10 of 11The project eventually turned into a book.
Pool Flight 11 of 11Flying Henry can be purchased here.
All images used with permission from Rachel Hulin
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