In his early years, my father loved to take photographs and my mother loved to pose for each of his shots. I stumbled upon one of these albums with a significant amount of nostalgia, where inspiration struck me. In a portrait of my mum where the light, containing double meaning, revealed and erased her from the scene. I found my mum of the present, drown in an illness that is slowly extinguishing her from the here and now, from reality. In that melancholic portrait, I found a visual representation focusing on the effects of dementia, which in reality takes her further away from me every day… I had found the starting point for this project, but I still needed to set a clear direction.

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