Documenting the effects surroundings and environment can have on memory as well as emotion. My subject matter was my grandmother who has always been a strong matriarchal figure, almost a second mother for me. It is her strength and support that has gotten me through much of my life. After spending the day discussing life, I asked her to pick a song in her vast collection of vinyls, that represented her strongest memory. We played through the song several times while the camera recorded. After the camera went of we began discussing the meaning and impact the song had.
A memory of a better time, an easier time. For her it was all life could have been and what might have been. Seeing her in such a vulnerable place had a tremendous impact on me to know more about her life's shortcomings and how I can avoid it.