This is an image I’ve seen in my head for some time now. I’ve been wanting to create it and wanting to create it, and finally had my opportunity this weekend.
As I mentioned in a previous post, this Easter the family took a trip out to my Grandma’s house for the day. Before we took off I ventured down into Grandpa’s shop to capture this one scene. I knew exactly what I was going for, as I tried this shot once before on our last visit but didn’t like the end results. Ive been extremely picky on this shot as I wanted to ensure it did the scene and idea justice.
A few years ago my grandfather passed away. He was such a wonderful person, kind, caring, intelligent and quite crafty! He was an outstanding wood worker as you can probably gather from the cabinets and benches in this shot. He was always working on one project or another and had this awesome work shop in the basement that any handy man would undeniably drool over. Ever since his passing, the workshop has remained mostly untouched. Even the images he had taken out of magazines as inspiration for his next project were left on the work bench.
As I mentioned, I have been excited to take this image as a way to pay respect to my loving grandfather! In my mind its a celebration of the kind of man that he was, and the constant enjoyment he found in doing something he absolutely loved. Every time we visited grandma and grandpa when I was a kid, a good portion of the day was filled with the men in the family moving their conversations to the basement while grandpa showed off his new badass creations.
We all miss him dearly, and I am happy to have captured this shot in a positive memory of one of the greatest men I have ever known.