Wednesday, April 1, 2009


If you want to be touched, wipe sweet and sad tears from your face, and reminded how precious this wonderful thing called life is visit the incredibly beautiful online journal, Days with my Father.

Photographer Phillip Toledano documents the last few years of love and life of his 98 year old father through moving photographs and words. He tells stories both to entertain and protect his father in his last moments- The most touching being that his mother is in Paris running a famous Flea Circus instead of already gone.

The way that Phillip captures the complexity of a 98 year old man with 98 years of life within him is astoundingly beautiful and truly inspirational.

His many other body of works are quite impressive as well, I particularly like the series Bankrupt.


onesilentwinter said...

Joetta I saw this last year, it really moved me. I even wrote to him. his work is incredible.

Anonymous said...

For those of us who've cared for our older parents these photos have captured the pain and the love we feel...thanks for posting this.

Martha B.

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

amazing... I put it on kirtsy!

josephine said...

i was blown away by his photographs and words. truly moving.

*M* said...

I love this site. I found it sometime last year and now it makes me want to call my mom. :)

tsillie hill said...

so achingly beautiful

Joetta said...

I am so glad that you all were moved as much as me. The love and loss exhibited is so humanly wonderful.
I highly recommend checking out this beautiful book if you were touched by this project.
"The Day to Day life of Albert Hastings"

LA78'ers said...

hi joetta. i want a say only one word; excelllent.

and 2nd; i was a see to yesterday pillow fight in NY. i thing you are very lucky people for live in NY. :)

and 3rd; obama is here in Ankara, please samebody recall to USA. because all way clossed and life is stop.. :(

ps: unfortunately we break up with my girl friend

Joetta said...

we are indeed glad and lucky to be in NY.

disa said...