Rachel Hulin's Motherhood Series Documents a Poignant Bond

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jul 29, 2014
References: rachelhulin & featureshoot
Photographer Rachel Hulin's wistful motherhood photography captures precious, intimate moments between her and her daughter Rose.

The series, which is titled 'Thirty-Five and One: The Short Days and the Long,' documents important moments of navigation for both parties. For Rose, it's exploring her surroundings and her mother: she climbs over Hulin's body and constantly reaches out for her touch, each connection a form of discovery. For Rose, each day is a long journey of exploration and revelation; for Hulin, each day is incredibly short, as she is acutely aware of how fleeting these moments really are.

Inspired by Baroque paintings and technicolor cinema, Hulin plays with color so that mother and child possess a delicate divinity. Their bond appears to be on a higher spiritual plane, one that can only be understood by the two of them.