Over my thirty-some years of life I remember often coming back to family albums of my mom and dad's trips to Israel, Cairo, Canada, NYC and the many places they have lived or visited. My dad had a Minolta 35mm camera - the same camera I started my photography education. He had a basic understanding of the settings and took simple, but beautiful snapshots of my parents’ lives in the 70s and 80s.
I have gone over these photos of my parents hundreds of times over my lifetime and they are what gave me a thirst for travel, new places, new stories and experiences. They gave me identity - told me where I came from and what came before me - put me in my place in this great world. I love these photos and what they show of my life and my history, some before I was even born. Now most of us keep images tucked away in iPhones and computer files. And while I treasure these digital files as well, they are not satisfyingly tactile as the eternal printed image.
These are the photographs of the snapshots in my parents' albums; ones I've looked at too many times to count. I began photographing these photos to see them again and give them new life.
What legacy will your family photos leave?
Treasure the images of your past.
Hi. I'm Suzanna.
I like running outside, eating real food and crafting beautiful images. I am captivated by documenting everyday life–revealing what authentic, adventurous and lovers of life we all are.