HERBARIUM | When I think of my childhood I remember that when I was alone I saw the world different. I enjoyed walking to school, observing houses and thinking about other people lives, looking for figure shapes in rocks, stopping around gardens and counting flowers, thinking of how long the snail trails on the sidewalk are.
I think that this part of me is still here, but it’s not so childishly free anymore because of the adult world I now live in. I love the way how I can take advantage of photography to step back into that world again for a few moments. I love that I can take a photo of a plant that will die in winter and will be born again in spring, but it will never be the same again. I love the fact that I can now collect photos of flowers and make my herbariums with them. I love the fact that a photograph can help me remember the feeling I had when I took them and also reminding me of the reason why I took them. Sometimes I wish that my mom and dad gave me the camera when I was 5. www.tilyenmucik.com