These personal family portraits which I took this November in my home Carinthia really mean a lot to me. They are pictures of my two daughters and my grandparents from my father´s side. Since my two girls go to school we don´t have much time to go home and visit my family any more. But everytime we do it´s always a wonderful time and we get unbelievably sad whenever we have to leave again.
On this particular Sunday I caught all the beautiful moments and my kid´s happy faces on camera when they saw their grand-grandparents to spend some time with them. Finally this idea, this wish that I had for a long time came true. We walked to a nearby river, enjoyed the late autumn sun and tried really hard to make our grandfather smile. The kids got crazy and used all kinds of tricks until their grand-grandparents couldn´t help but laughing out loud.
I wanted to eternalize exactly these moments of luck and togetherness because no one knows how long our grandparents will be with us.
Sometimes we forget how important it is to have pictures to remember our dearest family members and often realize it when it´s already too late.
My mother died a couple of years ago after a serious disease at such a young age. At that time I had other interests than photography and so there are hardly no pictures that I took from her myself. However my father ran around with his single lens refelx camera all the time and shot everyone and everything. He did it so much we already called him Papa-Razzi 🙂
Today I´m endlessly thankful for every single picture he took from my mother. Even if it was hard for me to look at them after she died, nowadays it makes me smile looking at them and thinking about the great moments that we had together.
“A picture makes us feel like holding the world in our hands. Photos are documents of a moment, our life, our history. Photography turnes this world into an everlasting offer to flee from reality into the empire of phantasy, from pain into happiness – through the window of our soul, the eye.“
Developed & scanned by UK Film Lab