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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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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JillVille Child Care
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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MBZ MetalsmithArtist
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this one! Simple but interesting composition, restrained color and balance- and those shredded curtains? One devilish cat must live there! Hiss meow scratch

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of the victims... Of the man-eating trash can... But he won't be the last....

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

when you spend your weekend watching back-to-back horror/supernatural movies, you need your car to be a safe place as well.

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AB Taylor
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tiny Dynamine, if you know what it says on the van, you might appreciate it more. It's and ad for Danish Red Cross that says: Together we will make the help get there. And then there's a person with a red cup on it. I think it's very symbolic.

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PyroarRanger
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Martin Pim
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He was hoping to pass by unnoticed but the phantom arrow points again

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Merilyn Horton
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it’s the recurring blue in the picture and the puppies are just extra

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Carole Dose
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Getting ahead as best you can.

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