Back To Childhood


I was hanging around in my grandparent's attic when I found among other things was a box full of toys I used to play with as a child. Each of them reminded me of a particular moment of my childhood and I felt emotionally connected to them. Instead of storing them back into their box, I tried to imagine what they could look like in our adult world. Going further than their power to generate nostalgia, toys offer those who animate them a marvelous power to reinvent the world.

All the toys one commonly sees are essentially a microcosm of the adult world; they are all reduced copies of human objects, as if in the eyes of the public the child was, all told, nothing but a smaller man, a homunculus to whom must be supplied objects of his own size [...] The fact that French toys literally prefigure the world of adult functions obviously cannot but prepare the child to accept them all [...].
— Roland Barthes
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
— Pablo Picasso


2014 - Menotrentuno Festival, Sardinia


2014 - Golden Camera International Award