The loss of a father, husband, brother and friend
This started when I couldn't sleep the first night we were in the hospital and decided to take a few photos because the lighting was interesting. From there, I realized I wanted to document whatever the outcome may be of my father's illness.
I believe in my heart he would be okay with this because he knew how important photography is to me. He always wanted to hear about what I was taking photos of and if I had been to the latest game or concert.
I’d like to think the opportunity I had to be by my dad’s side, holding his hand, as he took his last breath is a unique one.
Unique because it was the last time we would be a whole family. Unique because I was able to watch how a disease can affect a person and the people around them until the very end.
Unique because he was.
I understand he is gone, but I have hardly begun to accept all he will miss.
All photos were taken with an iPhone 6 and edited on the VSCO mobile app, using only the HB2 preset.
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