Preschool Pocket Treasures is a photographic archive of the tiny magical objects found stuffed in the pockets of my son after each day at preschool. I have always been drawn to photography’s capacity to suspend moments of transition and change. These occasions are often overlooked or forgotten, left only to be sensed when a memory is triggered.

This project was born out of a desire to capture the magical moments of his boyhood and his development as he transitions from a toddler into a little boy; creating a visual journal of this chapter.

I photographed the objects on our kitchen table at the end of each day.

More info: melissakaseman.com

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1 year ago

HOW DID HE GET THE FLOWER SO BEAUTIFUL AND NOT WRINKLY IN HIS POCKET??????

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1 year ago

I use to have loads of fake gems stuffed in my pockets to trade with other kids :PPP

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

What's that red stuff?

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Sky 1 year ago

Ah those erasers!

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

Wow! cool ring!

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Emily Fraser 1 year ago

We had those teddy Bears!

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

They must be doing art class today!

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Emily Fraser 1 year ago

Once someone in my class brang in a REAL SCORPION! It was not even like, bring in a pet day!? We don't have that.

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Andrew Keane 1 year ago

Also known as a toy.

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

Nice feather!

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alwright 1 year ago

A double sided Crayon O.o

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panda 1 year ago

How big are your kids pockets?!

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Jasmine Chen 2 years ago

Who read the Crazy 8s balls?

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CBN2143 1 year ago

My boys are 3 years old, in preschool and this is always what their pockets are stuffed with!

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Sky 1 year ago

Pretty Feathers!

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Andrew Keane 1 year ago

I love how these pocket collections can have a theme going, like they were really fascinated with a certain colour that day.

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nazan fidan 1 year ago

i love the crystalline turtle.

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Douglas Lee 1 year ago

Is that magic sand?

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Victor Calamity 1 year ago

"Look, Mom, I traded the cow for these magic beans!"

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Kevin Keller 1 year ago

everything is purply

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Sky 1 year ago

Very pretty colour palette

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sarah suseno 1 year ago

is that candy wrap? if it is.. remind me of my childhood

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brandon sat 1 year ago

oh the applesauce top...i find those all the time in my girls pockets...and of course mine too :-)

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Aubrey 1 year ago

that feather is pretty

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Addie Tovera 1 year ago

oml that bending wire thing is friggin' childhood!

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Victor Calamity 1 year ago

"Er, yes, Mr....Pennywise? Yes, we need you to come pick up your son..."

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Alice Jena 2 months ago

a marble at last!

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Andrew Gibb 1 year ago

He Disney want to breathe in the air pollution

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Jennifer de Bona 1 year ago

Come on, everything is clean and neat, not even a sweet wrapper