It’s 2014 and there are celebrations to be had.
So here we are.
Initially, I was invited by a friend to photograph her dearly loved grandmothers in southern California. But as it turned out, I came away with so much more than that. My camera and I got an insider view of a creative family, a family that sits together for meals, that engages through poetry, good food and interesting conversation.
At first, I tried to separate these images into 3 different categories: each grandma would have words and a blog as well as a “hey I have this wonderful friend Umeko and we played with her dog and hung out with her rad family” post.
Didn’t work. Why? Because we are interconnected.
Most stories don’t start from out of nowhere or have their own beginnings, instead our lives and memories are intimately tied to the people we love and to the people that came before us.
So, for two days, I ate, slept, exercised, photographed and had myself a remarkable time with this family. I am so thankful for this experience.
These photographs show the inside of living a life fully, of how to celebrate the art of everyday.