Do you ever wonder what a conversation between the current you and the old you would sound like? As we grow old, many of us lose touch with our former selves. Spain-born and Norway-based artist Pau Buscato, however, cherishes the relationship with his inner kid and hopes to never let go of it. 'Hopscotch,' his ongoing photo series aims to capture the world through a prism of childlike imagination and play.

"'Hopscotch' is not something that I planned," Pau told Bored Panda. "I simply started doing street photography the way I enjoyed most, without forcing any themes, letting go, and being open to whatever my eyes would see in each moment. If the result is this playful view of our everyday life, it's simply because that is who I am."

His approach to street photography seems very intuitive. "It's a very open process that demands full awareness and fresh eyes, to see the ordinary lives of real people not just for what they are, but also for what they can become when photographed."

"The challenge of working based on spontaneity and intuition is that sometimes you will feel lost, not knowing what to do or where to go," Buscato said about his photography art. "I still prefer this to the 'everything goes according to plan' approach. Maybe because this open process gives me a sense of discovery."

Pau's amazing photos were taken during his international travels to the UK, the US, India, and other lively countries. "I really enjoy the streets of London and NYC. If accommodation [there] wasn't so expensive, I would definitely spend more time [in these cities.]"

"It’s a game for me, and the city is my playground. As we grow into adulthood we tend to lose our sense of play. We build walls to appear stronger, more serious, more adult; and so we leave behind that part of us that made us kids, the part that turned our backyard into a wonderland and that tree into a fortress. And that ability to fantasize and see real life through a child’s eyes is an essential part of my work."

More info: buscato.net | Flickr | Instagram

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Fred Lin
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2 years ago

This is so epic. First I saw the hole, and went oh cool! Then I saw the real flying bird after it, and went nuts

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Looks like Kolkata to me.

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PyroarRanger
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2 years ago

"Um, sir... you seem to have a chicken on your head..."

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

This cat needs to see a dermatologist for his hair loss problem.

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Virgil Blue
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2 years ago

*POP*

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JillVille Child Care
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2 years ago

When you love something, set it free...

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HyperBlender
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2 years ago

Hey! Its Mrs. Claus!

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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2 years ago

When looks CAN kill!

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fckucarol
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2 years ago

magic man

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JillVille Child Care
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2 years ago

Wow, this one made me do a double-take. Excellent timing!

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Well, you gotta carry an extra head for emergencies..

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JillVille Child Care
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2 years ago

Ooh it's a rare sighting of a hose faced dog creature. These are almost extinct in the wild. Great photo of one here, in it's natural habitat enjoying a midday snooze. Shhh

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Toots
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2 years ago

Swap meet

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Metalheads?

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PyroarRanger
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2 years ago

That's cool!

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JillVille Child Care
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2 years ago

It's a people-eating umbrella plant, and this woman is being extra careful about her escape attempt so she doesn't awaken the beast.

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fckucarol
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2 years ago

Sunburn!

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Kaitlyn Schulz
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2 years ago

i don't get it

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Conan Parsons
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2 years ago

The Matrix has you...

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dogemaster
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2 years ago

trash man

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JillVille Child Care
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2 years ago

Nice use of lines in this one. :)

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Gabriel Henderson
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2 years ago

don't get drunk on light

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C.Marrero
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2 years ago

Strong plant

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Kwaku
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2 years ago

Hot headed dude!

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Maybe your coffee got too excited

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

Hahahahha

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Juana
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2 years ago

Not sure what I'm looking at here

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Gabriel Henderson
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2 years ago

you smodged my pole

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Toothpick
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2 years ago

Always that odd one out

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fckucarol
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2 years ago

I ONLY LOVE MY BED AND MY MOMMA IM SORRY

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2 years ago

Thats the definition of skinny

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Alia Ris
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2 years ago

reminds me to that famous Henri Cartier-bresson's photo..

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dogemaster
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2 years ago

holy car!

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Drew Chandler
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2 years ago

He's escaping! Again!

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fckucarol
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2 years ago

I'm melting meeeeeeeeeeelting

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dogemaster
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2 years ago

i got an eye on on you

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Julie Todd
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2 years ago

Whoosh!!!!!

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Christopher Mayer
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2 years ago

Umbrella Lugosi?

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2 years ago

Whats going on

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MPTO TavasziD
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2 years ago

my lips just got itchy...

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SarahScouse
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2 years ago

Can we all just take a moment to reflect on the loss of Maplin? Forever in our hearts but no longer on our high streets.

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fckucarol
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2 years ago

its a stare down

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Kristin Connon
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2 years ago

That's pretty creepy

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PyroarRanger
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2 years ago

Introducing the mega-rose, easy to carry as a cube with a strong stem!

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C.Marrero
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2 years ago

This reminds of the red arrow on YouTube thumbnails

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Drew Chandler
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2 years ago

Fear my laser beams!

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C.Marrero
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2 years ago

I dont get it

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Carole Dose
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2 years ago

Getting ahead as best you can.

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Ehren Thomsen
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2 years ago

One of them is about to start terminating Humanity.

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Eyad Babikir
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2 years ago

Evil kid is plotting something sinister!

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