Melbourne based photographer Jeremy Blincoe captures the innocence of our youth in this captivating series called Wander and Wonder. With sad, sullen faces, these children appear lost in their thoughts, dreaming of a bright future while feeling trapped in a dark world.
Nature has a strong presence in these works. It is we who could get lost in the panoramic vistas of dead grass and trees, pools of water or dark forests carpeted in thick green moss. And though they often loom large and dark behind the children, Blincoe's ‘landscape-sets' contain an air of forgotten mystery – like some folkloric or fairy tale setting – than any sense of menace or threat.
Cast yourself back to your own childhood and wander through the memories of the times you spent adrift in nature, perhaps testing your ability to survive, perhaps just wondering about life.
“Our world can seem so technical and cold. All of us need.. stories to warm our souls.”
– Elfriede Kleinhans on Grimms' Fairy Tales
Images via [Lindberg Galleries]