French photographer Christian Berthelot has created ‘Cesar,’ a dramatic photo series that captures the first few moments of a child’s life including name, date, weight, and seconds after being born by Caesarean section. Berthelot was inspired by the birth of his own child, who was also born via C-section.
(translated) This project was born of a reality: the birth of my first child! It took place in emergency and surgery that took place had to save him, and his mother. When I saw him for the first time, he was bloodied and covered in this white substance called vernix, as such, he was like a warrior who has just won his first battle, like an angel out of darkness. What a joy to hear him scream. …Far from the clichés and platitudes, I wanted to show us as we are when we are born. And no matter, whether a cesarean delivery or by natural means, everyone is born naked, tears in the blood and other body fluids.
photos by Christian Berthelot
via Huffington Post