Photographer Mark Nixon has captured the essence of these much loved toys.
MuchLoved is an ongoing project by the award-winning photographer Mark Nixon. The primary subjects of this collection are pre-owned teddy bears and stuffed toys that have been loved to bits. Each photo is accompanied by a story that explains who the toy belongs to, and what happened it.
Nixon has beautifully captured the characteristics of the plush toy in the minimalistic photo series. Some of the toys include Teddy, who belongs to Rowen Atkinson in the TV show Mr.Bean.
Then there’s Louis the teddy bear who is 42 years old and has marks on him when his owner, Dara Ferguson, dropped him off a train.
See more photos from the collection below: