I decided to start photographing my aging father in 2017 when it became apparent that his cognitive skills were in serious decline. Lapses in memory, difficulty processing simple information, and increased irritability were all too familiar signs. I’d previously witnessed these small, gradual shifts in personality and temperament with my grandmother. So on August 16th, my father’s birthday, I followed him around as he went about his methodical, strict daily routine. Familiarity and routine are his friends now. Gone are the days of jet setting, women, and parties. I trust that this moving, at times poignant, series will respectfully capture my father’s senior years and serve as a remembrance of the man he was, the man he is, and the man he will next be.
All Prints are 10 X 10 in / 25.4 X 25.4 cm . Hahnemuhle Rag 306gsm archival paper