You were unauthorized, but ...
Paris, in the big city, regarding a child as a personality with well balanced
sociability, that's the theme of my photo project "souvenirs" However it doesn't mean that the children are always thinking about
social issues nor behaving as a matured person. Generally, we call it "Adult"
Whenever I visited the park, I saw the same children's group was playing every day. The others were spinning a top on the canal bank. Meanwhile we got to
know each other and made conversation.
At a park, or street corner, the first thing what children did was usually
making V sign or funny face. It might be the same all over the world.
Unfortunately, I had to reject their image with most childish face like
that for composing the series. (I think it is one of defect for going along
with the certain theme)
In another words, I chose the secondary taken pictures in which they got
out from excessive excitement in the first contact. In the second picture,
some children showed me their personality, and pureness. So, didn't I like
their funny face for hiding their embarrassment? Yes, I do. I like it.
It's also fascinating to me. It must be their usual figure.
For example, the boy whom I met at Montmartre was one of them. In front
of my camera, he made fanny face with full of energy, and ran away without
letting me take the second photo. Unfortunately, you were out of my concept.
You were unauthorized. But instead of that, I place your portrait here.
"Funny face" Paris, France 2001