"A good photograph is knowing where to stand" Ansell Adams.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

{in the picture} august selfies

August's theme for {in the picture} is my life, right now.
At the beginning of this month I spent quite a bit of time sorting out my father's belongings after he passed away in May. 
With my brothers & on my own.
We were very grateful that he had moved from the family home & into a smaller unit so he had already dealt with a lot of his belongings. 
It still seemed like an enormous job.

One thing I loved, was looking through the photos, especially the old ones.  
My parents & grandparents looked so glamorous, I guess photos were only taken at special occasions.
I love his clock too...
I also loved finding photos of my brothers & I when we were kids, we were so cute!
 This is my life right now,
grieving but wanting to celebrate dad's life & cherish those memories.


16 comments:

  1. How lovely to discover all those old photos - the glamour of your parents and grandparents. How sweet to find that picture of your brother and you when you were little, that last shot is my favourite with your face just peeking out!

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  2. wonderful photos. it is such a great thing to go through old family photos. I've got just a few photographs of my parents from when they were young. they are so precious!

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  3. How beautiful Leanne!!
    You look so natural and comfortable in front of the camera. The first one is so moving. Thank you for sharing such precious and intimate moments with us.
    Love to you.
    Max

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  4. what a lovely story, I am so sad to hear of your loss but it sounds like you have some wonderful memories.

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  5. I spent much of my August going through old photos too. It is fun to take those trips down memory lane, isn't it? It is amazing how few photos our grandparents took and how many we have.....sometimes I think it's better to have just a few good ones. Sorry for your loss, may the good memories comfort you.

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  6. what a beautiful post leanne. sorry to hear about your dad, but i am glad you have all these memories. thanks for linking up at {in the picture}.

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  7. Beautiful photos of you while you remember the times with your Dad and growing up with your siblings. There seems to be several of us going through this grieving process. Wishing you many healing moments.

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  8. Sorry to hear about your lost, serenity pervades your wonderful and touching photos

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  9. Leanne, I'm sorry for the loss of your father. I've been through that clearing-out process, and know what mixed emotions it brings up. Your self portraits are beautiful, so full of meaning and feeling. Thanks for sharing them here.

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  10. This week is the 5 year anniversary of my father's death. I understand that desire to celebrate his life while dealing with the grief of his passing. Sending you hugs! I have found your selfies so beautiful and emotional and true.

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  11. So sorry about your dad. I love these images - you look so natural and there is real poignancy in your selfie in front of the clock especially. Lovely post too, beautifully done.

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  12. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad.. My heart goes out to you.. I just love the selfie photos you took. They look wonderful..

    Hugs~

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  13. I work with my father every day-and he exasperates me. And then I read something like this and feel badly. I will try to be more patient-I know I'll be sorry if I don't. Thank you for the reminder. I love your images this month, all three.

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  14. oh goodness, what a bitter sweet way to spend some time. It does make you value the art of photography even more though, don't you think? When we lose someone, what have we but memories and photos - we must all take more!
    Going now to check out more of your lovely blog x

    http://cherryblossomtattoophotography.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/in-picture-my-life-right-now.html

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  15. Leanne, these photos are beautiful and so touching! I know it must have been hard to take them and share them, but I'm glad you did! You have reminded me to give my parents an extra hug and tell them I love them! I'm truly sorry for your loss!

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