2008. március 3., hétfő
Through the Eyes of a Child
Today our labels had a child-like quality. This was initially accidental, but upon reflection entirely appropriate. Children are inevitably more receptive to their environment through a lack of experience. Even in our context - being in a foreign cityscape - a child has fewer preconceptions and is able to absorb more of the environment than an adult. Their thinking is less constrained by experience and familiarity and they are therefore more playful in their gaze. Through familiarity parts of our environment become invisible, but to a child everything is new. By labeling the familiar as something else, it is transformed and we have reverted back to the youthful gaze, more inquisitive and creative.
Labels like "Sand Pit" also create a contrast or an irony. By putting a child-like label on a dirty unkempt environment we are challenging its state. This in itself is childish - to boldly ask questions with no tact whatsoever.
The rest of today's images are in the Urban Labels section of our Flickr