French photographer Julien Mauve was hanging around in his grandparents’ attic when he found a box full of toys that he used to play with as a child.
Each toy reminded him of a particular moment during his childhood, which then prompted him to embark on a nostalgic series where he reimagined how toys might function in adults’ lives.
Titled ‘Back To Childhood’, Mauve’s clever works will bring any viewer on a trip down memory lane.
“Going further than their power to generate nostalgia, toys offer those who animate them a marvelous power to reinvent the world,” says Mauve.
Images from here.
I really like Mauve’s work, it brings toys from his and others childhood into the lives of adults. Looking at his work has really helped me with my project, I start to think how toys could be incorporated into adults lives, and how that spark of imagination could be carried with us from childhood. My work is focused on the journey from childhood to adulthood, how we move on leaving our homes and childhood behind, but it is always with us, maybe in the form of our favorite toy or a photograph.