my sister texted me today. she’s in dental hygiene and they’re donating their time at senior centers today.
“it really makes me miss gramma desyl today. seeing the pictures of all the families in the residences rooms, makes me sad.”
i’ve had this want in the back of my brain for a long time. documenting our elderly loved ones, in their home, wherever they live. but its just remained an idea.
one of my biggest regrets as being a photographer, is that i wasn’t a photographer when my peppy, bright, independent and lively 104 year old great grandma was alive. that i wasn’t able to document her hands, her one eyebrow that was inevitably drawn on lower than the other. her smile. her pep. her belongings, that are now scattered between family members. i regret so much that i wasn’t a photographer when she was alive. i wish so badly i could have a book of photos that preserved her in her exact being and personality. i have a few of her things and her writing tattoo’d on my side. but that’s about it.
that type of thing. loved ones with so much history and life, needs to documented. for zillions of reasons.
so i cant go on without starting this ongoing personal project i’m calling “generations.” it just makes sense. i have the ability to document life, so why wouldn’t i. when the one thing i wish so badly i had, is a good photo of my gorgeous 104 great grandma.
so i need your help. i need eyes on this project and the willingness to send some information my way. see below for details.
because if i can, why wouldn’t i.
WHAT: an ongoing personal project documenting story and age. because you never can get that time back and images are of incredible value.
WHO: looking for “generations’ candidates over 80 years old or so. couples, singles, widows, whoever.
HOW: email me at (ShootMe@AndriaLindquist.com) who they are, a bit about them (1 paragraph is great) and where they reside. as well as general days of the week that would be good to come out.
WHEN: there will be no timeline, no amount i’m taking on. just when they come my way, when schedules align. I’ll drive to where they are.
WHERE: The greater Seattle area, possibly Portland and Spokane as well, as I travel there throughout the year. But mostly, the Seattle area.
**if you have any questions, please dont hesitate to ask.**
I’m so excited. so much good ahead.