In Memorium is a project I did in honor of my grandfather, Pop, who died as i was starting out as a photographer. As a result, I never had a chance to photograph him. In Memorium came out of my desire to photograph Pop, and turned into an attempt to express the connection between the two of us. One of my most special connections with Pop was through my music. The moments in our relationship where we were closest and the moments where we were angriest at each other were all defined by our connection through my fiddle. I now feel closest to Pop's spirit when I play my fiddle when I photograph.
© Cheye Pagel 2012
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