Originally uploaded by torontofotobug.

This is one of those moments that stick in your mind. I guess, being a photographer, some of my moments are preserved. My mom had asked me to bring some of my portfolio to the nursing home to show my dad. He was a professional photographer when I was growing up and is the reason I do what I do today. The Alzheimer disease had already sucked all the life out of him, along with any memories. He didn’t know who any of us were. I felt stupid giving him the photos to look at. He studied this one for a while and then closed his eyes. I don’t know what I was trying to do anyway, since he couldn’t speak, and I don’t know where this story is going.. I just stumbled across the photo while cleaning up.

About Anne de Haas

I'm a Toronto photographer specializing in portraits, executive portraits, actor headshots, musician portfolios, CD covers etc. I love shooting horses as well. I feel that photography is not so much about technology and equipment as it is about emotions and capturing the ephemeral. If there's a connection between photographer and subject then the result is something quite special.

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