<The Forgotten Toys>.
This is a series of photographs named <The Forgotten Toys>. The photographs capture a group of toys abandoned outside at night. When I found these toys standing lonely under the sprinklers and bright street lamps, I felt a connection between them and me.
Growing up in China’s 1990s, I received a strict paternalistic education. Because of my family’s strained financial circumstance and my parents’ strong wish for me to always study, I had few toys and few chances to step out of our small apartment to play with other children. To me, childhood is something I never thought of as sweet.
By photographing, I intend construct an atmosphere of dream and memory. The absence of children and sunlight, the toys left outside, and the rain-like sprayers, drag me back to fifteen years ago, when there was a girl, standing, solitary, in the windows, and silently watching the playground in tears.