Credit to @natalielennard
: BABY ON BOARD 🚘⚠️"In the wild, when birth is very close, getting the baby out quickly allows the mother to move to safety" said Niles Newton. 'The wild' in our culture are car seats, lay-bys and corridors - or even, you could say hospitals themselves - and it is only through rare circumstance or by accident that we witness the curious yet normal and instinctive phenomenon of nature - the "fetal ejection reflex" where the baby emerges without pushing. Something that, in theory arguably most women experience if it were not for the normalised routine disturbance of childbirth.
This is a scene I shot in 2017 when testing for Birth Undisturbed. As this is not an official image of the series, there is no video. But it was a lot of a fun to make, and I remember being excited that my sister-in-law was so game for me. It opened the door to creating the bigger scenes.
This test led to developing the driveway birth scene in 'Ejection Reflex'. The man's face makes me laugh. Do you think he needs a new road map? His separation from the woman, outside of the window, is very much typical of the way I have portrayed men in the first half of my series (see all 6 official images at the web-link in my Bio). Looking back at this reminds of the trepid glee I felt embarking on the concept of portraying #birth
, and makes me all the more anticipate continuing the series next year.
Model Kerry & Dan Lennard #PhaseOne #IQ3 #birthinacar #spontaneousbirth #naturalbirth #fetalejectionreflex #BirthUndisturbed