2005, Pascal Moraiz explores the passing of time and is interested in
the marks it leaves on objects and places. He wants to be the witness of
the “small” stories that the leftover can tell.
«Rusty Games», he goes a step further, staging and lighting forgotten
toys, unearthed at yard sales. He invents a new life for those toys,
putting them in the spotlight again. Like a child he plays fantasy games
(“let’s pretend...”) and develops for each toy specific scenarios which
tell a story, therefor arousing nostalgia in the viewer who’s
transported at the doorstep of his own childhood. This imaginary journey
is rendered even more powerfully, thanks to the use of large format
film photography that mixes shallow depth of field with crisp details
choice of the large format film photography allows the perception of
time relativity: it transports the viewer into the slowness and the
stretching of time during the first years of one’s life.