I am a photographer and digital restoration specialist currently living in Dallas, TX
I started photographing my Grandparents in their house starting in 2005. I make pictures of them because I love them, and it has always been my way of being able to have an excuse to go to their house and spend time with them. My Grandfather was born in Germany and came to the United States after World War II. Over the course of my life I developed a dream and desire to go back to Germany, to go back to where he came from. I was always fascinated with his accent, his stories, his way of telling me about his home when he was a child. In 2008 I began to travel to Germany quite often and in 2010 moved from Chicago to Nürnberg. In 2010 I also traveled to an area in Germany where my Grandfather spent a lot of time in his youth. The series Grandpa is an exploration of my relationship my Grandfather, where he came from, where I came from, where I am now, and what all that looks like. It is a documentation of my Grandparents’ relationship. It is a series of photographs of the people and places that I love the most.
I have a Father. He has a Father. When my Grandfather died he left behind thousands of slides he had taken from the 1940’s to the 1970’s. This is a selection of these slides that I have digitized and restored. It’s the story of my father’s side of the Family, a story I never knew, filled with secrets, only able to be told by the slides that were found in this drawer. Some of these slides were heavily damaged, and I have brought them back to life with digital restoration.