taken for utata's iron photographer project where you take certain elements to make a picture. IP 83's elements include:
1 - something that reflects your heritage
2 - used paper
3 - negative space
this is a photo of my grandpa taken sometime in the 1930's by my great-granddad. i never knew either of them; my great-granddad having died in 1943, and my grandpa having died in 1973, about 8 years before i was born.
my great grandfather had his own darkroom and took many photos, this being one of them. so much so, that(so i've been told) when my grandpa was a toddler and was in the midst of a portrait session with my great granddad, he got fed up with all the pictures and refused to face the camera, so my great-granddad just took candids of him being pouty and with his back to the camera.
i do wonder what he is laughing about in this picture though. whether it was something my great-granddad said or did.
grandpa seemed to have picked up the photo bug in his turn because he himself took many pictures in his time as well. and in turn passed it on to my mom, who then passed it on to me. so photography is kinda in the blood you might say. :)
apparently there were a lot of photos in my granny's drawer taken by my grandpa and great-granddad. but the drawer was stolen along with everything in it. this handful of photos were only saved because they were separated to make new prints, and then were forgotten to be put back with the others.
so the heritage element to twofold- the first being that it a picture of my grandpa, and the second being that of the photograph itself and what it represents.