My Childhood Home

Rooms
2013

 

Visual Artist, Photographer and Educator Anni Hanén is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the book/project ‘Just Small Hiccups’To see Anni’s body of work, click on any image.

 

Where the Blue Ends
2014

 

Snakes
2014

 

Listening
2013

 

My father once told me that my world is like a black and white image, but I guess my heart has found it´s own colours.

I began my Just Small Hiccups story after I moved back to my childhood home with my own family. I photographed the feelings that arose in the house full of memories, with it’s garden and the nearby forest. This photographic story is a poem, made from a deeply personal point of view, however portraying the universal feelings to understand life. With the pictures and texts, it addresses growing up, how we see ourselves and each other in a family.

 

Indelible
2012

 

Beside
2013

 

Home

smoke rises from the chimney
beckoning to warmth and safety

from cellar to attic
house full of hideouts

the core of the house changes
the warmth of the bedroom
transformed into my chilly office

build by my grandfather
abandoning the war for memories
items and furniture
made by measure

cabinets chest boxes
locks are always open
explored only by permission

I forget reality
stories live in me

house with a garden
woods stand sentinel

where my mother walked
paths formed
where I walked
paths got stronger
there my child plays
paths remain

if my house is my shelter
the woods are my castle
I build a nest in the castle

imagination as a friend
infinite woods
constellations guiding
searching for wisdoms of life

an unuttered permission
to hide secrets
confirmation for the same happiness

 

Won´t Abandon Red
2012

 

You Me in You
2012

 

I Know the Place that Isn´t
2013

 

Moving Like Chameleon
2012

 

All images and text © Anni Hanén

 

 

Just Small Hiccups

Book by Anni Hanén

Forewords Timothy Persons

Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2016

 

 

See also:

Trace

By Anni Hanén

 

 

 

 

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