24. marts 2011

Goodbye pacifier

In Copenhagen grows a tree that is bright with colors all year round. The pacifier tree. It grows in Frederiksberg Gardens - a beautiful 250 year old park in the center of Copenhagen. 

When toddlers turn 3 it is time to give up their beloved pacifiers. That is not always as easy as it sounds. And in desperation some parents turn to alternative methods like cutting off a quarter-inch of the nipple everyday until there is nothing left or dipping the pacifier in bad tasting liquid so the child wont like it's taste anymore.

In Denmark we try to make the painful separation easier by taking the children to a Pacifier Tree. Here they leave their pacifiers hanging on the tree with colorful ribbons and goodbye letters. That way the children can always come back to check on their pacifiers - and other toddlers can be inspired to hang their binkie up on the tree. 

I went for a walk to photograph some spring flowers today. But I ended up spending an hour under this lovely tree photographing and reading the heartfelt notes hanging from the branches. 

"Dear Pacifiers. You've been my good friends - and I've liked you very much. Now you have to live on the Pacifier Tree. I'll visit you. Loving regards Anna Eva"

"Dear Pacifier. Thank you for the time, we've known each other. Loving regards Sebastian"

These pictures are all shot at f/ 2.5 - 3.2. In editing I've crossed processed them and then turned down the saturation. I can't wait to do even better photos of this tree when it's green. 

2 kommentarer:

  1. Somehow I fell upon your blog because of these photos that i saw featured on another blog with a link to your flikr page...what a talent you are! i love your blog and intend to keep reading!

  2. Wow.. What a lovely comment - thank you very much :-) I intend to update quite frequently. Welcome :-)