to my beloved father

“the window of your face
blew wide open
to meet eternity
father
beloved
we are all only light”

My mother commissioned this photomontage in 2015. I created it in consideration with her in memory of my father, her husband of 45 years. He died in 2012. He suffered ALS for two and a half years. The photos were taken at the Chiemsee in Germany, a lake where my family spent many beautiful hours together. I photographed my father’s reflection in the water when he was already ill. I was fully awareness at that excruciating moment that there will not be many more reflections in water of his form to photograph.

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