Kathryn Reichert


How My Son Sees It

This project began as an attempt to capture the spirit that my son imparts on his toys when he plays with them. I would find myself overwhelmed by his absolute absorption in these imaginary worlds he created just for them. To him, they are much more than plastic animals; they are ambassadors from a far away place and commanders of great adventures. To me, his love for his partners-in-crime has been a constant reminder of the happiness and curiosity that comes with letting our imaginations run wild and exist in other places, even if only for an afternoon.

All of these images were created with plastic toy animals, roughly three inches in length. Their individual habitats were constructed with various household supplies, including paper, mirrors, flour, ice, decorative stones and fake household plants.