Just because adults are all grown-up, doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy playing with the occasional toy to remind them what it was like to be a child; the ‘Back to Childhood’ photo series reminds older generations that it is good to embrace their inner kid from time to time.
The Back to Childhood photo series was conceived and shot by French photographer Julien Mauve. Rummaging through his grandparent’s attic one day, he came across a box brimming with old toys he used to play with. He immediately felt an emotional connection to each and every one of them. Not wanting to lose that connection, he imagined what they would be like placed in a serious adult life; the result was Back to Childhood.
'Back to Childhood' by Julien Mauve Places Playthings in Adult Scenarios
1. Nostalgia Playtime - Opportunity for businesses to tap into adults' desire to reconnect with their childhood through nostalgic toys and games.
2. Adult Toy Revival - Potential for businesses to create and market toys designed specifically for adults, offering a playful escape from the stresses of adult life.
3. Childlike Imagination - Innovation potential in industries that explore ways to stimulate adults' imagination and creativity through playful experiences.
1. Toy Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity for toy manufacturers to cater to the growing demand for nostalgic toys among adults.
2. Photography and Art - Opportunity for photographers and artists to explore the concept of blending childhood nostalgia with adult scenarios in their work.
3. Leisure and Entertainment - Potential for entertainment venues and leisure companies to create adult-focused play spaces or events that encourage adults to embrace their inner child.