Imaginary friend or real best friend? Growing up, penguins were always my favourite animal. Comical, affable and childlike, they would make for an ideal friend. The idea of the pairing of child and penguin has always been in my imagination; in this series of photographs I finally decided to make it a reality. It is for the viewer to decide if the relationship is real or the penguin is the longed-for imaginary friend that so many children create in their minds.