Verbinding (Connection) is a developing photo series of portraits featuring children with their favorite stuffed animal or ‘item’. First and foremost, children are intimately connected to their own next of kin. However, I feel that their first consciously chosen ‘connection’ is the one with their favorite stuffed animal, blanket or anything and everything else that they cannot live without. It allows them to feel safe where ever they are. As it is a deep-felt relationship, loosing this object would create true sorrow. These items often stay with them into adulthood and therefore are traces of their future past.