Yesterday was the first Mother’s Day that my brother and I didn’t have our mother. Looking back on it, even though we butted heads a lot, I was able to spend a lot of time with her in the last few years and I’m grateful for that now. This would be the companion piece to my other tribute which was posted back in December. Honestly I completely forgot about Mother’s Day but I’ve never been a big fan of holidays that promote obligatory consumerism and people punish you for forgetting; I suppose I’ll never have to feel bad for not remembering from now on.
While developing all the rolls I shot in 2020 I came across a few that I’d taken of my mom, usually holding her first grandson. Thanks to my old photo instructor Stacy for letting me get all that done in the school darkroom, or I don’t know when I would have gotten around to seeing these. The entire Summer I was shooting nothing but Kodak Tri-X.