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 daunting 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 an immersive introspection into the world of my mother, fragments, and whispers of her final years; it's a personal project yet it speaks of universal subjects - unconditional love, the slow passing of time, the abiding feeling of loneliness that comes with the finitude of late old age.
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On the evening of November 14th, 2022, my beloved mother unexpectedly passed away, holding my hands.