We thought we liked photographer Anne Geddes, but since seeing this tribute by Vice to one of the world’s most popular artists, we’re not so sure. Usually we love her images depicting adorable babies sitting in flower pots, snoozing in pea pods, or being cuddled by Celine Dion, but now we’re realizing we might have just liked babies. Her setups certainly don’t work without them, as these images replacing the babies with full-grown, naked models in the exact same poses prove. Maybe it’s the tattoos? Maybe it’s the facial hair? Or maybe it’s just kind of ridiculous to have a human being sit in a tulip at any age.
Unsmiling naked baby in terra cotta pot: adorable. Unsmiling naked adult in terra cotta pot: madness.
If Geddes sees this gallery, we hope she considers photographing babies wearing fake facial hair and temporary tattoos.