In years past, back when the camera was still young and demanding and children were right to be terrified of submitting to it's remorseless eye, there existed a curious practice known as hidden mother photography. Wriggling hapless brats, meant to have been captured in solitary dignity, were calmed by the "unseen" presence of their veiled mothers. These tricky mothers attempted to become ambient background space through diversion, camouflage or disappearance. It's anyone's guess how this even worked in considering how it often transformed the mother figure into a sort of cloaked wraith. Sometimes cats even showed up during these troubled times.