Photographer Julien Mauve combines nostalgia with everyday adult living in his beautiful series Back to Childhood. He discovered an old box of toys in his grandparents’ attic and became inspired to bring his memories to life through modern day, adult interactions with the items. He says, “Going further than their power to generate nostalgia, toys offer those who animate them a marvelous power to reinvent the world.”
I had so many of these toys as a kid and I have to admit that my belly flipped a little when I first looked at the photos and remembered playing with them myself. And then of course I remember my own child playing with some of these toys too…namely, Sophie the giraffe, a favorite of hers that I’ve saved. Julien says about the toys, “Each of them reminded me of a particular moment of my childhood and I felt emotionally connected to them.” I totally understand what he’s saying and I think that the photographs perfectly illustrate those feelings.
constantly look at photography.
*HOMEWORK* Due Wednesday 4/25
I realized my post for the homework this week never really posted…the never ending battle of technology! So I am pushing the homework back it will be DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY* 4/25*
Write a short story in response to one of the photographers that I have posted about in the last few weeks (scroll down to read and see all photograph/photographers). In your short story you should become a subject (person/thing) within the photograph.
Anonymous asked: Where do you find the photographers that inspire you? As you read The Natural History of the Senses translate the image within her conversations around sight, smell, touch etc. It would be interesting to write an artist statement for these works or your own work after reading her book....
A lot of my inspiration is from some of my professors/classes over the years. I am a little obsessed with blogging, researching, and reading so I also find a lot of the contemporary artist that way.
I am enjoying the book so far- I have been jotting down notes and thoughts while reading. I need to pull them together and put them in a response on my other site. www.alexandrashoup.wordpress.com