© 2012 Mari Boman All rights reserved.
About childhood is about going back to where you grew up and your memories from childhood. What do you actually remember? And what about all those things that happened that you cannot remember? One could say that the memory of a distant past may be blurry. Susan Sontag wrote that photographs are like soundbites - bits and pieces put together to form a complet(er) picture.
This project is about the little soundbites, or shall I call them photobites, from my childhood. I was often out in the nature so the visual images are a result from this. It's about the things that make the archipelago in the Finnish south my childhood - the sea, the birch trees, the smell and the wind.
The 'about childhood' project is strongly influenced by the German photographer Uta Barth.