The process of deciding which pictures I will show in the exhibition “In LEGO We Connect: The Adventure Continues” in Seattle, has been hard. I started my selection by looking back at all my toy photographs, but I soon realized I had to choose from those I have done during the last year.
Once I had done the first selection, I came to the next difficulty. I haven’t worked with a toy-photograph-project during the last year. I know that the final selection would have been easier if I had a common theme in the pictures. And that is one of many benefits with working in projects. But I haven’t done a toy-photo-project during this year.
So my final selection of photos was done with me wanting to show some pieces were I examine identities, masks, roles and how and whom chooses them for us. I’m fascinated about how much of a character that we see or put in a costume, their cloths or what we assume they do for a living. In my photography work I have been trying to give a more complex picture of the life of a soldier, a leader or an assassin. I want to explore if we can see them as both a soldier as well as an insecure child, in need of love, security and warmth. Can we see these people that has murder as a profession as both a soldier as well as someone as also need a teddy or had a security blanket as a child?