“El Abuelo” is a sequence of images exploring the relationship with my grandad through objects that bring up my childhood memories linked to him. The girl inside me wouldn’t exist without the influence of my Grandad. He took me climbing, exploring caves, mushroom picking, taught me insect names, growing vegetables and fed me ice-cream. I loved him.
Each image is a reminder of our genuine connection. The content of the sequence does not seek for criticism but acts as a reminder of what relationships are about and how memories are imprinted in everyday objects. It is an invitation to reflect on the special people who nurtured our childhood and the feelings and emotions that emerge when an object or situation brings us back to those early years.
There is an intentional blurriness to the images, which have been taken using a pinhole camera so there is a closer resemblance to my memories.