15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The land where children wouldn't grow up
Aktau is very dry and arid city. The only attraction of the city is being close to the sea. Because of its sad grey buildings and its hydrocarbons companies’ headquarters, very few tourists spend their time in this city.
My artistic goal was to demonstrate the imaginative power of children and their ability to transform and modulate their environment in order to make it completely magical despite the dismal. The two children were telling a story to each other and seemed to travel, to escape analogically by the boat of the fountain to the extraordinary lands of their imagination.
© Romain Ruiz.
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||Nov. 8, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
||Canon EOS 100D