Bronze 2019 / Fine Art / Other

My Father'S Toys

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Fine Art/Other
  • Company
    Mrs.
  • Photographer
    Nadide Goksun

When I was a little girl, my grandmother used to guard the wound up tin toys from my father’s collection. She would open the box carefully, gently take the toy out, wind the key couple of times and then let the spectacle begin. My sister and I would sit and watch this show with wide open eyes for hours. I became the keeper of this magical collection after my father passed away. The photographs of the old toys take me back to those enchanted moments of my childhood.

I am a ceramic artist and photographer.I studied computer programming at Bogazici University in Istanbul and Korean ceramics at Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul. My interest in photography turned into a passion as I started to study at the International Center of Photography in NYC.I was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1967 and have lived in Istanbul, TelAviv and Seoul.I currently live in Scarsdale, New York.