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Photographs by Oliver Möst
According to Araki there is at least one good photo book in every household: The Family Album.
I am not sure whether this is true even in the digital era. But Oliver Möst grew up in the 1970s, and like many others his parents collected carefully photographed family pictures in photo albums. And it´s no wonder that their own children often play the main role.
For KIND, which means CHILD, Oliver Möst has selected pictures, showing himself at preschool age. As an infant in his mother´s arms, as a small child playing in the garden, feeding swans on a trip to the lake with father, mother, uncle, or dressed nicely next to a station wagon just before the start of a big tour.
Of course also our own memories of early childhood are blurred. But Oliver Möst who was born with a sight defect has actually experienced it blurry. For his book he has turned the sharp images from the family album to unsharp ones through a multi-stage photographic process. That´s probably why they work so well as projection surface for our weakly reminded own experiences: dig in the sand, visit Uncle Rudi and aunt Margreth, vacation at the North Sea ...
But one sharp image still appears in the book. Like the others it shows Oliver Möst as a young boy - but now with glasses.