I have a fascination with photographing children. They represent what is best about us, before we grow and become self-conscious and lose our imaginations and sense of play. At our best we retain that childlikeness, but I suspect our love for childhood has something to do with nostalgia over what we’ve lost.
Nostalgia is powerful, and images that harness that nostalgia are among the most compelling and universal images. The way that children play says something about the place and culture in which we find them, and images of children playing cricket in the alleys of India or soccer with a ball of rags and twine on the dusty streets of Addis Ababa are as rewarding as any other.
“Nostalgia is powerful, and images that harness ...