19.06.17 by Staff

Kids From Around the World Photographed with Their Favourite Toys

Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti spent three years travelling the world taking portraits of kids with their most prized possessions. Not simply a charming look at childhood, the series offers a subtle reflection of parents’ ambitions for their children as well as the socio-economic factors at work in how (and with what) children play. The picture above, for example, was taken in a small village in northern Zambia. Coming from an area without water and electricity, the children created a pretend marketplace, making a game of buying and selling some sunglasses they found in a box Galimberti assumes must have fallen from a truck. See more images below or in his book, Toy Stories.

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10.04.17 by Staff

Playful Sculptures Made From Skateboard Decks by Artist Haroshi

Japanese artist Haroshi latest series of sculptures, carved from blocks made of old skateboard decks, plays on the toy-obsessed collector culture of Japan. Click here for previous posts of Haroshi’s work. See more images from “Guzo” below or on display at Nanzuka Gallery in Tokyo from April 22 – June 10.

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18.01.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Allan Innman

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Mississippi-based artist Allan Innman explores the world of make-believe through fantastical paintings of toys and other memorabilia. See more images below.

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