With Easter just past I had time to reflect on why such occasions are important to me.
While it has its religious and chocolate traditions, its all about family get-togethers for me.
Aside from Christmas, Easter, Mothers Day and birthdays our family is spread far and wide and it takes a fair bit of organising to get everybody together.
The Easter holiday is a good reason for us to get together and enjoy a meal and a laugh.
My Nan is in her 80’s now and has had some health issues of late but she is a tough old girl and I love her. Her hearing and sight aren’t great, she walks with a cane and needs to hold your hand to walk up and down stairs. Still she has her sharp wit and sense of humour.
I’ve always felt she looks a bit like Queen Elizabeth, even if only because of the silver hair.
Nan often has a balled up tissue or handkerchief in her hand or strategically placed up her sleeve and she never, ever goes out without her jewellery on. Each ring holds a special memory for her such as a ruby anniversary or her wedding.
I asked Nan if I could photograph her and despite her initial protest I think she quite enjoyed it although she did use the oft-quipped “I hope I don’t break your camera, I don’t take a good photo…”
My Nan is the matriarch of our family and I think its important to celebrate that and I wanted to create a record of her at this time.
These are studio portraits and I used a simple 2 light set-up with a soft-box for the key and a reflector and grid for the hair light.
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