The last of mum and dad’s family albums

So here is the fifteenth and final photograph album my parents kept. You can see that it’s incomplete in that the first page inside the cover held a number of photos yet to be mounted. However, as this part of the process is about documenting my parents’ albums, I recorded them as they were rather that taking each of the photos out and shooting them.


Most of the photos cover the period 2006 to 2008 with just a few covering 2009 and one 2010. By then mum and dad were in their 80s and other activities seem to take over (or the same activities take longer). Moreover by then mum looked at most photos on her PC and dad had generally lost interest in them.

In any event I have glad I have documented mum and dad’s albums as the process has made me look again at their lives and told me things about before I was born as well as reminding me of some of the things we did as a family.


About anomiepete

South Londoner struggling with life, art and photography.
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4 Responses to The last of mum and dad’s family albums

  1. Catherine says:

    It doesn’t seem to have taken as long as you thought it would. Did you find any photographs that were surprising?

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    • anomiepete says:

      Well, its only the first part completed Catherine. No real surprises but its interesting going through the whole collection and seeing how the activities and images changed over time: children, holidays, home, single young adults, couple, family, active retired, progressively more images of children and grandchildren and less of social activities beyond the family. Interesting and cathartic.


  2. Well done, Pete. So what now? How are you going to edit it?


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