2016 / People / Children

Mini Heroes

  • Photographer
    Christiane von Enzberg

Children want many things and they love masquerading themselves and trying different identeties. In the age between 7 and 10 years, the ‚middle childhood‘, their fantasy let them overcome the barriers easily between reality and imagination. For some oblivious hours, they are able to slip into different roles and thanks for the intensity of their imagination they are not only able to experience their stores - no, they live them.They turn from actors of their fantasy to princesses and princes, fighters, heroes, legend figures.They don‘t need costumes, just their imagination. Nevertheless, the metarmorphosis doesn‘t proceed only inside them, it has a visual external effect. They keep childlike and themselves and at the same time they radiate the grace, the willingness, the pride and the courage of the figures, from wich they adopt the roles in the play. With my photo project ‚MiniHeroes‘ I capture this fantastic, enviable metarmophosis. To visualise the basis of pure imagination, I add for each child the symbolic accessory with needle and thread into the photographic reality of each portrait.The imagination overlies - like the colorful threat on the photographic paper- on the reality, without covering her completely and competing with her. Embroidered Photos on BarytPaper