Mark Nixon
  • Nostalgic Portraits Of Beloved, Worn Stuffed Animals

    'Much Loved' by photographer Mark Nixon captures the nostalgia of our beloved stuffed animals. The series, through portraits, captures the playfully abused bears, rabbits, and other stuffed toys, reminding us of our younger years. Here is a small collection from Nixon's book, for more images and further information please visit his site, marknixon.com.
    Mark Nixon
  • Nostalgic Portraits Of Beloved, Worn Stuffed Animals

    Flopsie, 6, belonging to Lua Spencer. Lua's aunt, who's a nurse, put a bandage on Flopsie's leg to stop the stuffing from coming out.
    Mark Nixon
  • Nostalgic Portraits Of Beloved, Worn Stuffed Animals

    Beary, 6, belonging to Tom O'Connor. Sinead Keogh writes that "Tom turned 6 in September. He got the teddy as a gift from a friend of mine when he was born and he calls the teddy 'Beary' and he goes everywhere with him."
    Mark Nixon
  • Nostalgic Portraits Of Beloved, Worn Stuffed Animals

    Panda, 50, belonging to Mark Nixon. Reminiscing of his beloved bear, Nixon said, "I think I only ever called him Panda. I remember clearly snuggling up with him in bed as a child, which is probably why watching my son, Calum, with his teddy spurred me on to starting this project."
    Mark Nixon
  • Nostalgic Portraits Of Beloved, Worn Stuffed Animals

    Peter Rabbit, 10, belonging to Callum Nixon. Peter Rabbit was the inspiration for this project. Calum's 99-year-old great grandmother, Eva, bought Peter for him when he was born and he has slept with him every night since.
    Mark Nixon
  • Nostalgic Portraits Of Beloved, Worn Stuffed Animals

    Ted, 49, belonging to Frances Curtin. Ted was a present from Frances's aunt, whom after receiving Ted, only heard of her once more.
    Mark Nixon
  • Nostalgic Portraits Of Beloved, Worn Stuffed Animals

    Pink Teddy, 24, belonging to Aisling Hurley. "My teddy has had quite an interesting life so far," says Hurley.
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  • Nostalgic Portraits Of Beloved, Worn Stuffed Animals

    One-Eyed Ted, 50+, belonging to Gerry Ryan. Gerry and his brother Mano both owned this bear as children. Gerry took to carrying him around as an adult, after watching "Brideshead Revisited" and renamed him Alowishes.
    Mark Nixon
  • Nostalgic Portraits Of Beloved, Worn Stuffed Animals

    Bobo, 34, belonging to Shane Maher. Bobo was sent in the post from Tullamore to be photographed, with a note asking us to look after him, after Shane heard Mark talking about the exhibition on a radio show.
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  • Nostalgic Portraits Of Beloved, Worn Stuffed Animals

    Teddy, 15, belonging to Luke Foley. Teddy was bought for Luke by his aunt when he was born. Luke would never be without him!
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  • Nostalgic Portraits Of Beloved, Worn Stuffed Animals

    Teddy Tingley, 45, belonging to Nicky Griffin.
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PHOTO: Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison attend the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala presented by Salvatore Ferragamo at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oct. 17, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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