I find this pictture interesting, but probably not in the way the parents and photographer envisioned. Maybe a bit bizarre even.
I enjoyed it at first but as I looked at it longer and longer, and realized what the heart graphics are made out, of I began to wonder if they were all new, unused, sterile, or at least clean syringes and needles ( which would be rather expensive ) or if they might possibly be used medical waste which is potentially dangerous and has proscribed means of destruction to avoid ANY re-use (any re-use I would intepret to mean even as a photographic prop.)
So I am left thinking more about the syringes and needles surrounding this infant rather than the infant - I do get that the medical detritus is meant to symbolize the time and effort and expense invested in bringing this little one into the world, but the image leaves me kind of cold.
Maybe its because my wife has been bingeing on "Call the MidWife" on Netflix which is a BBC production about birthing, and the nurses and nuns providing natal care, in east end London in the mid 1950s. One gets to watch birth very up close and personal in each session. Great study of London in the 1950's - very well done.