With Warm Thoughts of Sympathy

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© melanie scott
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

My father passed away from cancer when I was in college. This piece is part of a project I did that helped me through the grieving process while being away at school.

The image was created by shooting a roll of 35mm film twice through the camera for the double exposed, overlapping frame effect. For the first pass through I photographed items from my childhood that have memories associated with my dad. On the second pass through I photographed objects from the circumstances at the time. The parallel images served to illustrate the contrast between the two periods of my life and now, 10 years later looking back on this piece, It has taken on new meaning for me as mementos of both defining periods of my life.

No photoshop - direct scan from a darkroom print.

9 responses

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer   gave props (14 Oct 2007):

    very powerful expression! very moving for me.

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (15 Oct 2007):

    great project! very well executed

  • Rodrigo Cayo

    Rodrigo Cayo said (7 Nov 2007):

    i like it , love the mix of colors. Nice and vintage : )

  • Rei Golay

    Rei Golay gave props (8 Nov 2007):

    Very moving. Such a wonderful story and photograph.

  • Lina Palmerin

    Lina Palmerin said (5 Dec 2007):

    love the tones..very cute!

  • Jerry Carpenter

    Jerry Carpenter gave props (29 May 2008):

    Melanie, this is brilliant. A wonderful work. And as a father I am deeply moved by your expresion of love.

  • Adam Madison

    Adam Madison (Deleted) said (21 Apr 2011):


  • Lora Kane

    Lora Kane gave props (19 May 2011):

    it's a strong reminder of how some important people can be in your life one minute and not the next. nice work, I think I'll go call my dad.

  • Sergey Vikanov

    Sergey Vikanov gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    Get my vote

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