If you were to walk into Timber Ridge Manor, you'd be greeted by some of the people below. Timber Ridge Manor is an independent living retirement home. The residents can come and go as they are able to. Until that photography session, I had been unable to determine the style of work I wanted to do. I just knew I wanted it to be meaningful.
I had begun to realize that if I didn't find passion in the work I was producing, there would be no passion for others when viewing it. If my images were to mean something to others, they had to mean something to me. So I began to look at what was important to me.
I saw the things I loved as things that others likely love within their own experience and in their own way. The images below are a representation of that empathetic feeling. I love my grandparents. So I took pictures of other people who were probably grandparents. My hope was that the images would be important others.
For me, these images represent a transition from doing photography, art, and design for others to shooting what I love in a way that might help others learn to love it too.