Memories of a Grandmother

When artists send us work that is simply heartfelt like this one, we are reminded as curators becomes that this is so much more than posting photographs - it is an honor. Silver Cup Artist Josie Photographs shares with us a story between her and her sister celebrating their passed grandmother. Read below for more. 

This photo story came together after the death of my grandmother, and the incredible woman I'm named after, this past June. Growing up she was always such a huge part of my life and after losing her my way of preserving her memory was through film and my camera, a safe place to embrace all of my feelings.

Most memories were tied in some way to the kitchen. Tomato sandwiches and popsicles were a favorite during the Summer and homemade fudge at Christmas. I spent many hours with her in her kitchen a place and memories I'll never forget. But one food altogether will bring back a feeling of nostalgia and joy every time. 

For this session my sweet sister modeled and I taught her how to make the same biscuits my grandmother made, taught to her by her mother. All props other than a spool of ribbon belonged to my grandmother and now to me. Each recipe featured is in her hand and the ring used was designed and made by her during her time working for a jeweler. It now belongs to my sister. 

Photography by Silver Cup Artist Josie Photographs :: Ribbon from Adorn Company :: Film Lab, Photovision