Our penchant for playgrounds is well played out on our Instagram page, we’ve also mentioned it along with a bunch of pics previously HERE. But it’s only recently that we thought to seek out other’s with a similar obsession. And that is how we came across Carine Thévenau’s beguiling work. Entitled SEASONAL ABANDONMENT OF IMAGINARY WORLDS, Carine documents aging Japanese playgrounds in rural Japan through a series of beautiful and evocative photos.
“The playscapes are either abandoned or empty due to seasonal snowfall, but the absence of life creates a space, ripe for the imagination. Although the playgrounds may arouse a nostalgic sensation, a more critical analysis reveals a portrait of place and offers us a glimpse of spacetime paused, yet actively in motion.”
Book details: ISBN 978-0-646-98252-6
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