One project that is really fun working with is “Childhood’s End”, this is a photo project that will run for a long time if not indefinitely. The idea behind it is that, just as in the Arthur C. Clarke novel with the same title, that at some point the innocence of childhood ends. When we leave childhood behind us we also leave our old toys, often worn and broken, behind and forget them.
With this image series I want to give those old toys new life photographically at the same time as the pictures are intended to remind us that childhood is something fragile and precious that sometimes end all too abruptly. All images in the series have in common that they are black and white, often dark, to intensify the ominous feeling of loosing childhood’s innocence.
A couple of the first images shot for “Childhood’s End” was “Castaway” and “Wallflower”. Many more are to come, the search for old toys continues every day and new photos are added continously.