Phillip Toledano documents his struggle dealing with his father’s dementia following the death of his mother in his touching and beautifully crafted photo-series, Days with My Father. This quote from Shape and Colour says what I’m thinking more eloquently than I ever could.
It takes a real artist to know when something is special enough to simply be documented, and not necessarily explored or extrapolated on. To give something room to breathe and hold it’s own based only on the fact that you’ve found the strength to share it. I don’t take it lightly when artists take their most personal moments and reveal them to me, trusting that hopefully the cycle of creator and receiver will nurture us both. There’s something delicate and tenuous in the act of letting your story go in the desire that it will mean as much to a stranger as it does to you.