For a newly released book project, photographer Mark Nixon has captured intimate portraits of cherished stuffed animals that have been ripped apart and bruised after years of play and snuggles. Although seemingly sad at first, you can’t help but think that the more tattered the plush possession, the more loved it was. It’s not easy being a teddy bear!
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they are so cute!!! I love all of them!!!
That reminds me of my own cuddle bear. such a cute photo story
wow, i have a bear that i definitely could have contributed. this is so close to my heart, i love this!
that is so sweet.
Ha! I owned a bear just like those! 🙂
Ha, this reminds me of hubby´s huge teddybear he got when he´s eight years old. He still got it and he says he´ll give it as a gift to our future child.
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Wow I just love this! I have a stuffed elephant that could have made the collection quite easily, I still love it and am pretty certain that we are going to make it through life together.
What a cute project. Some of them are a little creepy, but you’re right it just means they were more loved.
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This makes me smile. I wish I could have submitted my stuffed animal! He was a big fluffy white polar bear, but now looks like a rat. His name is “B” (because I couldn’t say bear) and he is so delicate now that he resides on a shelf; his stuffing would fall out otherwise.
aww this is adorable! i have my own battered little pink teddy at home.
I saw this Teddy bear article in today’s newspaper!
It really reminds me of my childhood c; I think
everyone has a stuffed animal! Xx
That last one looks just like my Dad’s treasured bear from his childhood, though his still has both it’s ears.
Oh, how sweet! My teenage son has a much loved bear called “purple bear” that he still has sitting on a bookshelf with a split up the back and a missing eye.
This is so sweet, and represents so much love. I don’t have my childhood stuffed animals anymore, but I did hold onto a tattered old blanket. My boyfriend always asks why I’ve kept the raggedy, falling apart old thing, but whenever I see the tears and holes, it reminds me of all those nights I slept with it as a kid and dragged it around with me everywhere.
Aww, good memories! And great photos.
I love this!!!!
So cute, the first one reminds me of my own hehe
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This is such a sweet project x