The Universal Power of Surprise, Exhibit B: Imaginative Baby Snapshots

It’s hard to take a good snapshot of an infant.  They can barely hold their heads up and have a continual tendency to nod off, which inevitably squishes up their faces and spoils the picture.  If you want a good picture of a baby, you usually have to wait a while.  Like say, six months…

Which makes Adele Enersen’s photos all the more remarkable.  During her maternity leave in Helsinki, Adele created a project called “Mila’s Daydreams” which deftly and imaginatively addressed her newborn daughter’s limited range of expression.  These are some of her delightfully-inspired photographic images from that project, and you can find many more at her blogspot page.

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Do babies dream?  Can they imagine colors and textures and whole new worlds when this one is still so new and unknown?  The real answer is probably dry and uninteresting; I far prefer Adele’s where paperplates become space helmets and blankets can be anything from elephants to skylines to surfing waves.

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By Dennis Ryan, CCO, Element 79

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