Photo Essay

With Infinite Love to my Grandfather Samuel

Memory Imprint

My grandfather was adopted as was my father on my mother's side...I remember he found out when he applied for a passport at the age of 55. I remember his shock at that age and his sense of displacement.His parents long gone and no one to ask why this knowledge was denied him all those years...As I child I adored him and used to hang on his every word and moments we shared....This is my tribute to him and the things we shared and I think in a way he created family memories for me as a way to reiterate a sense of place and connection...

For the love of shadows, family, hugs, flowers, nature, poetry, inner strength and imagination all of which he documented in words and photographs and shared with me.

I never realised he took photographs until he died and I inherited his negatives. It was only then that I saw the wonderment we shared.

My grandfather's spirit lives on ...and I thank him for that on a daily basis

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7 responses

  • Stef LePape

    Stef LePape gave props (26 Apr 2010):

    Bravo!

  • Piotr Debinski

    Piotr Debinski (Deleted) said (26 Apr 2010):

    A wonderful tradition.

    Transience and while, rays of light - mosaic of time

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 Apr 2010):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (27 Apr 2010):

    Ditto, RAD for sure

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (27 Apr 2010):

    Wonderful heartfelt and lovely.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (12 Jul 2010):

    Absolutely perfect depiction of memories, and a wonderful tribute to life!

  • Jean Vaillancourt

    Jean Vaillancourt gave props (27 Feb 2011):

    I love your story Michele and the photos too. It's touching :-)

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