For anyone whose first real babyhood friend was a soft toy - a fluffy rabbit, a tatty bear or a fuzzy cat with one eye missing, ‘Much Loved’ is for you. Irish photographer Mark Nixon’s compilation of toy profiles and owner/friend memories and stories is a delight. The motley crew of soft toys each have their own biographies but with one thing in common. They’ve all been ‘loved to bits’.
Samuel (age unknown) belongs to Maria Hurley
Ted (age 3.5) belongs to Anne Marie Lents.
Peter Rabbit (age 10) belongs to Callum Nixon.
Greg’s Bear (age unknown) belongs to Bono + Ali Hewson.
To learn more about Mark’s work and to find out about his Much Loved book, visit his website.
For many of you, Sunday is Mother’s Day. Does your Mum still have your favourite soft toy? Do you still have your favourite soft toy? Who is your baby’s favourite soft toy? Oh PLEASE share a photo! We’d love, love, love to see! Post your photos to Instagram. Tag them #Sticky9 so we can find you :) We’ll post as many as we can on the blog!
Source: Much Loved (published by Abrams Image), Brain Pickings, Mark Nixon