Babies are among the cutest things in the world, but these eclectic infant depictions may change viewers' minds about the adorableness of little ones.

An amazing subject for photographers, babies lend themselves as great canvases for bold statements by artists and advertisers alike. Often (thankfully) manipulated digitally, weird photos and captures of infants are among the most striking out there. Sometimes, odd photos of children are used as part of a campaign. The innocence of the youngest people out there is a source of inspiration to many, and playing upon that purity is definitely provocative.

These depictions prove that the baby craze isn't all about rattles and playtime. After all, there's no easier way to get attention than with a cute baby doing or wearing something strange.