Posts Tagged ‘touching’

Photographer Captures Heartwarming Photos of His Parents Waving Goodbye at the Door

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For as long as photographer Angelo Merendino can remember, leaving his parents’ house involved a heartfelt goodbye at the door.

“There was never an, ‘I’ll just let myself out,'” he writes. “It was always, ‘We’ll walk you to the door.'” At some point he realized this goodbye wasn’t always a given, and decided to capture it in photos for the remaining years he had with his 80+ year old parents. Read more…

A Father’s Touching Photos of His Two Sons and Their Teddy Bear

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There are few things that symbolize the innocence of childhood the way a teddy bear does. A stuffed companion who is as real to a 2-year-old as anything made of flesh and blood, at that age the teddy bear isn’t just something you play with… it plays back.

It’s this innocence and wonder that photographer Adrian Murray captures in his touching photographs of his two boys, Emerson and Grayson, and their toy bear.
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The Story Behind this Powerful Photo of a Black Boy Hugging a White Cop at a Ferguson Demonstration

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Amidst the many photos of hate, anger, sadness and sometimes outright destruction that have flooded the media since a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, sparking riots and protests across the US, there are glimmers of hope and humanity.

One such glimmer was captured by Oregon-based freelance photographer Jonny Nguyen at a Ferguson demonstration in Portland earlier this week. Read more…

96-Year-Old Photographer Writes a Wonderful Message to His Granddaughter and Gives Her His Gear

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22-year-old Alexis Taylor recently shared an email she received from her 96-year-old photographer grandfather, and it’s just too wonderful not to share. Read more…

Couple Uses Cute Group Photo Trick to Tell Their Friends They’re Having a Baby

If you need a reason to crack a smile today, or you and your significant other just found out you’re having a baby and you’d like to announce it in a fun and creative way, San Francisco couple Kat and Kris can help.

Instead of just delivering the news directly, the couple pretended they were taking a group photo of their friends and shot video instead. When the time came for the standard “say cheese” moment at the end of the countdown, they instead told everyone to say “Kat’s pregnant” and waited for the lightbulb to go off. Read more…

Nikon Repairs Ontake Eruption Victim’s Camera and Recovers Photos for His Grieving Family

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Out of tragedy, a small ray of light and corporate kindness shines through today. The eruption of Japan’s Mount Ontake on September 27th took many hikers by surprise, claiming at least 56 lives. One of them was 66-year-old photography enthusiast Kazuo Wakabayashi.

His brand new Nikon camera was found and returned to his family in October — as were many others — but, sadly, almost all of the data was corrupted and the ash-covered camera unusable. Until, that is, Nikon did something wonderful and offered to repair it for the grieving family free of charge. Read more…

Portraits of American Same-Sex Couples from the 1980s at Home with Themselves

Bill and Ric, with Ric's daughter Kate, San Francisco, 1987.

Bill and Ric, with Ric’s daughter Kate, San Francisco, 1987.

At the height of AIDS hysteria in the 1980s, when some people still wondered if the disease could be passed to others through day-to-day contact, photographer Sage Sohier was going into same-sex couples’ homes and photographing them for a series and photo book that came to be known as At Home With Themselves: Same-Sex Couples in 1980s America.

The project captured an intimate portrait of the gay community that was at odds with the headlines of the day, and made all the more poignant by the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic against which it was created. Read more…

Photographer Says Goodbye to Her Dog of 16 Years with a Touching Portrait Shoot

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Photographer Maria Sharp has had one constant over the past sixteen years, and that constant was a German Shepherd, Collie, Hound Dog mix named Chubby.

And when Chubby’s health began declining rapidly, Sharp said goodbye the only way she knew how: by digging up old pictures, and taking a few new ones before Chubby passed away. Read more…

Comfort Objects: Portraits of Children and the Dolls, Blankets and Stuffed Animals They Hold Dear

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Did you ever have a ‘comfort object’ as a kid? Maybe it was a security blanket, or a beloved stuffed animal that you carried around everywhere. Maybe you still have it somewhere in the attic where it’s more socially acceptable now that you’re an adult.

These objects meant, at least for a time, the world to us; A connection to security and safety that was, if irrational, also undeniably comforting. And it’s these objects and the children who love them that make up photographer Anna Ream‘s recent series Comfort Objects. Read more…

Woman Pays Tribute to Her Departed Fiancé with a Powerful Underwater Photo Shoot

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The crushing blow came just 52 days before her wedding: Janine, a blushing bride-to-be, unexpectedly lost her fiancé. The grief was unimaginable, but she didn’t let it conquer her. Instead, after taking some time to grieve, she got in touch with Matt Adcock at Del Sol Photography and asked him to help her move on and rediscover the beauty of the world around her.

What followed was an incredibly powerful ‘trash the dress’ photo shoot full of symbolism: a cleansing shoot that has helped Janine to make her peace with the past and embrace the possibility of a bright future. Read more…