Do you ever feel frustrated that your iPhone runs out of batteries too quickly, that you haven’t got the latest ASOS clutch bag, or you’ll never get your dream holiday to Branson’s Necka Island? Well, I guess at times the fast track life brings these moments to us all. Here’s a thought… take a look at this book of these inspiring photos, and you might remind yourself that you can get pleasure from much less than you thought.
This collection of photos is a very heart warming project that Photographer Gabriele Galimberti undertook for over a year. He travelled from Malawi to Fiji, China to Morroco, and he visited more than 50 countries creating images of boys and girls with their most prized possessions : their toys. Just looking at these incredible kids brings a huge smile to my face.
About the photographer : Gabriele Galimberti, born in 1977, is an Italian photographer who frequently lives on airplanes, and occasionally in Val di Chiana (Tuscany), where he was born and raised.
He has spent the last few years working on long-term documentary photography projects around the world, some of which have become books, such as Toy Stories (March 2014 / Abrams Books), In Her Kitchen (November 2014 / Random House, also translated into French and Chinese) and Couchsurfing (June 2015 / Random House, title tbc).
Gabriele’s pictures will be shown at a variety of museums and galleries world-wide, including the V&A Museum. Come and join us, as I can’t wait to see his work and love any excuse to hang out at my favourite London museum.
The book : Toy Stories: Photos of Children from Around the World and Their Favorite Things by Gabriele Galimberti. ** Buy it now online, or order it from your independent bookstore**