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California Monochromatic – My photo project

In 2009, a few months after my dad died, my sister’s husband’s family planned a beach trip. I went, but it felt odd. There I was, in one of the sunniest places, and all I could see was grief and gray. I snapped a photo and put it in black and white. And I liked how it turned out.

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And from there my photo project was born—California Monochromatic—traveling from one end to the other, taking photos of the Golden State and stripping the sunniness out of them.

Here a small selection of photos from the project.

San Francisco:

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Santa Cruz:

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L.A./Hollywood:

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And finally this was my dad’s grave. It seemed very peaceful then.

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It looks really different now. The tree was cut down and there are new graves all around his now.

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