Even in her late 90s, my great grandmother, Laurita, was known for her love of Polaroid photos. For years, she documented her daily life in Polaroids despite being blind in one eye. Her local pharmacy had to make sure they always had enough film since she was constantly depleting their stock. She would capture entire sequences of sunsets, people, bugs, flowers, and anything that caught her eye (her one good eye) or told a story. In one instance she even enjoyed documenting the aftermath of a crime scene outside her apartment building where she interviewed witnesses, police officers, and photographed and documented the blood trail where the suspect had been shot. She was ready to dive in and document whatever came her way, whether it was a shoot out or a flower. Her photos are something that she has left behind that our family is now able to cherish.
I love telling this story because I believe I have inherited my love of photography from her. I love setting up dramatic portraits and attempting to make photos that are visually striking but nothing stands the test of time as much as capturing moments big or small and telling stories that are such sentimental and valuable parts of being alive.
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