Dementia is a particularly ruthless condition that seems to slowly rob us of the person we know and love. Along with possible changes in personality, the slow deterioration of short term memory is especially cruel, leaving the person confused and with little recognition of those close to them.
12 months ago I lost my mum to Dementia.
As a way of comforting and stimulating her we put family photos by her bed that she could, and did look at. Photos of my siblings and me as well as some of her in her younger days. As time went on though it was clear to me that the memories she associated with with these photos were beginning to leave her.
This series of images are photos of the original pictures we put by her bed. I've intentionally shot them out of focus to represent the fading of memory until all but a ghost of an impression of the original image remains.