They don't call the photographer, Jill Greenberg, "The Manipulator" for nothing.
That these pictures are both sort of funny and also sort of fucked-up is exceedingly apparent to me. Apart from any ethical questions -- is it OK to "torment" unconsenting youngsters for art -- what I'm interested in is how she lights these kids to make them look like they're glowing. Only kids and supermodels look cute that shiny, and drooling.
Nicole is a parenting writer who contributes essays and articles for magazines like Parenting, Parents, American Baby and Babble. She lives in Brooklyn with three children, one husband and a morbidly obese goldfish.