Monday, 28 May 2007

My Father, 1922-2006

Pin It Exactly one year today ago my father died, just over a year after my mother. These images are in memory of him. One of them, taken on Valentines Day last year, contains a self-portrait in my father's shaving mirror and is the last image I made of him.





2 comments:

EneMan said...

The photo of your father and you, in the mirror, is actually very moving. If you really think about it, life is just a collection of memories and images. It's neat how you got your self-portrait in that photo.

Peter Bendheim said...

Thanks so much. It was one of those moments when you just notice something special and you hold the camera by your side and hope that it will all work and be in focus. It's a chance happening, no tricks, no Photoshop, just good luck. Sometimes it all does work out and the gods are at your side! For me it was a special moment; I found that as I grew older I became more and more like my Dad, both in looks and emotional responses as well as in our values and ways of looking at the world.