I have been working on this for a while and am just now having the opportunity to sit down and edit some of the images. I have been searching a while for a personal project. I have bought random domains, thought of hundreds of "cool" things to shoot, and even hopped in the car and driven around to shoot things at random. I was looking for something that would give me #1 something to work on long term (rather than just going out at random to shoot) & #2 something where I could actually give something to someone else (rather than it just being beneficial for myself). I have been intrigued with the idea of creating something that otherwise wouldn't exist.
It wasn't until recently after my grandmother passed away I began to realize the importance of having quality images of the people that are closest to me (or at least then it really sunk in). As I was getting the images together for a slideshow at her funeral I realized that I would have been devastated if I wouldn't have had any. Right about that time it hit me that my personal project was sitting right in front of me. I know there are plenty of people who don't have fantastic images of their grandparents for who they were, and not just in an olan mills church picture.
For the last couple of months I have been asking friends to be able to photograph their grandparents to get me started on this project. In the next couple of weeks I will be sharing some of those images and I am currently looking for grandparents to photograph in the future.
If you are interested in submitting your grandparent(s) for me to photograph please email me.
Please visit http://friendsgrandparents.com/ to view my new project and check back often for updates.