The most magical part of childhood is the ability to live in the imagination. Providence, Rhode Island, and New York City–based Rachel Hulin often draws on her early fantasies of levitation for her editorial and commercial photography. But the inspiration for her new children's book, Flying Henry (powerHouse Books, 2013), came mostly from her son. In 2011, Henry, then 6 months old, loved being held aloft and sailed around the room. After photographing this a few times, Hulin was struck by how much it appeared as if he were caught in his own experience, floating apart. "It was an allegory for how he seemed so in his own world," she explains. "I was always trying to figure out what was going on in his mind."