This is a loving meditation on my aging mother, who turned 97 in October 2021. A woman with so many contradictions, she is the person who shaped me the most into the person I am today, but even after all these years, I still don't fully understand her.
It was a daunting task to capture the essence of someone I love in a photograph, but it was also a thoughtful exercise in trying to figure her out. I would be by her side for hours, listening to her stories, caring for her, feeding her, and sleeping with her. Immersing myself in her daily routine.
I became very consciously aware of her vulnerability at this moment in her life. Those were intimate and meaningful moments yet emotionally exhausting. I wanted to feel what she was going through, I wanted to feel the silence that falls on and around the very old.
WHISPERS is a personal project, yet it speaks of universal subjects: unconditional love, the slow passing of time, the abiding feeling of loneliness, and the finitude of late old age.
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