Peter Nohrnberg

Photographer, Poet, Critic
INTERIOR PLAY
Location: Cambridge, MA
Nationality: USA
Biography: Peter Nohrnberg is a scholar of literary modernism, cultural critic, poet, and photographer.  He has been taking photographs since he was an adolescent, and is currently a member of the Boston Photographic Resource Center, where he has... MORE
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INTERIOR PLAY
Copyright Peter Nohrnberg 2022
Updated Dec 2013
Topics Architecture, Children, Documentary, Dolls, interior, Personal, Photography, Still life, Toys

These photographs were all taken within the first floor, public space confines of my family's Victorian house.  They have as their focus the playful creations that preoccupy my two young children, aged three-and-a-half and aged seven.   Although these photos have been "staged," the placing of the objects in question is entirely the work of my children; I have not altered the relation of objects within the rooms in which I found them before photographing them. My purpose in creating these images is to open up a window onto the ludic universe of young children, as well as to suggest how these imaginative spaces are informed by the domestic adult settings which they inabit.  The organizing thematic principle of these images might be said to be not only the arrangement of toys within a domestic, interior space, but mimesis itself.  

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