Terrifying is the first word that comes to mind when looking at this teddybear photo series by Mark Nixon. After a case of writer's block, the former musician purchased a camera in the summer of 1995 and has not picked up a guitar since.
Capturing a set of discarded, damaged and aged toys, the photographer recreates creepy childhood imagery right in front of our eyes. This sad, nostalgic and incredibly unsettling portrait set captures aged teddybears that have been transformed from adorable to terrifying.
Whether broken, tattered or charred, these toys are lensed in studio and are strangely lifelike and evocative of emotion. Mark Nixon's poignant portraits make one ponder about the lives of the toys' owners and are sure to inspire a bad dream or two.