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Photo Documentary- Chasing Blue Butterflies

A collection of portraits documenting the last year of my father George’s life as he struggled to break through the ever growing shroud of Alzheimer’s.

Looking out at me with perhaps a softer less complicated view, but definitely with a knowingness that was undeterred; my father was fully prepared and ready to fade into the light. He prepared for his death utilizing hypnosis, an activity that was interwoven throughout his life as both an aid and a reprieve during his trying ordeal. Deliberately losing weight and eventually deciding to stop eating and drinking altogether, his humor and manner remained upbeat and his matter-of-fact attitude about both his Alzheimer’s and his death an acquiescent one. He told me, “There’s no reason to worry, be comforted in knowing that just as the sun will fully set in one place, it will rise again someplace else.”

To see different photographs and writings, please visit: #GeorgeMyDadInTheHat (Instagram) about my journey caring for my father w/Alzheimer’s progressive dementia.

*A selection of these black and white photographs are available in Limited Edition Digital and Silver Gelatin Prints.

UPDATE: Recently I wrote about my time caring for my father and my story has been published (May 2023) with the online literary magazine, The Write Launch. You can read it here: Chasing Blue Butterflies


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