Grandmothers Chair

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© Gijs Bekenkamp
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UploadedOctober 22, 2008
TakenOctober 22, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D70s
Exposure1/6 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length31 mm
ISO200
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

This morning I entered the livingroom of my grandmothers appartment.
Three months ago she passed away at the respectable age of ninety-seven.
Her appartment has just been sold and the family is in the proces of deviding her belongings.
The livingroom was next to empty this morning.
The remains of her presence were best to be seen by the marks of the coffeetable in the carpet.
In the corner of the room stood grandmothers favourite chair, silently watching over us...

34 responses

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    this is wonderful, Gijs! The image almost evokes your grandmother's presence. this photo should be published!

  • Gijs Bekenkamp

    Gijs Bekenkamp said (22 Oct 2008):

    Cheers Catherine

  • Zoë Collins

    Zoë Collins gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    I agree with Catherine. Powerful image.

  • Jim Robertson

    Jim Robertson gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Agreed. I can almost imagine her there.

  • Chessaddict *

    Chessaddict * gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Got my vote! :)

  • Karolus Naga

    Karolus Naga (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    simply-elegantly in revealling your love to her. ... this is something !!!

  • joanne lee

    joanne lee gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    a powerful story. voted.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (31 Oct 2008):

    A goosebump image. . . . very touching and sensitive, Gijs.
    A wishing chair.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    Oh yeah! It rocks!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    Great entry! My vote

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    Touching indeed...Your Granmother would be proud of you.

  • ! Priscilla Joyner

    ! Priscilla Joyner gave props (25 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful, elegant , touching story,m and I LOVED your composition! Great job! Got my vote!

  • Jason Wright

    Jason Wright gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    spectacular photo, very well done sir

  • Karen Mades

    Karen Mades gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    perfect photo. I love your story

  • UnEasy

    UnEasy gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful - has my vote

  • StaceyJane

    StaceyJane gave props (22 Dec 2008):

    Beautiful photo, and the story to go with it makes the photo even more touching.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (31 Jan 2009):

    this is very well done - very elegant...

  • diah mintara

    diah mintara gave props (4 Jul 2009):

    aw..vintage treasure!!

  • martin wengelaar

    martin wengelaar said (18 Feb 2010):

    mooi heel mooi !!!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (5 Jul 2010):

    Beautiful image along with a wonderful story! This is the second chair I have seen you have taken photos of...it gives me inspiration!

  • Nikhil Patel

    Nikhil Patel gave props (4 Oct 2010):

    beautiful, sensitive, moving image.

  • Irvin Kelly

    Irvin Kelly (Deleted) gave props (18 Feb 2011):

    Voted.

  • Tessa Hutchison

    Tessa Hutchison (Deleted) gave props (26 Feb 2011):

    Everyone wants jewelry and valuables . . . give me a favorite chair any day!

  • Gijs van Maanen

    Gijs van Maanen (Deleted) gave props (28 Feb 2011):

    Mooie, sterke foto.

  • Evans Chen

    Evans Chen said (1 Mar 2011):

    this is such an inspirational shot!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (11 Mar 2011):

    wonderful photo and narrative - voted

  • Aleksandar Grozdanovski

    Aleksandar Grozdanovski gave props (26 Mar 2011):

    my vote!

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (30 Apr 2011):

    I have always loved this image..back to vote!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    wonderful photo and sentiment.Voted!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (17 Jul 2011):

    love this!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (17 Oct 2012):

    Beautifully photographed!

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (11 May 2014):

    My vote.

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (12 May 2014):

    Wonderful! My Vote!

  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (31 May 2014):

    Strong memento. Voted.

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