What will be

I took these pictures with family in mind, but it’s impossible for me to accurately describe who these people are and what they mean to me – not in an image or in written language. 

You will never know the incredible warmth and kindness my grandma raised me with. You will never experience my grandfather’s quiet strength in the way that I have. You’ll never deal with my cousin’s mischievous intelligence. And you’ll never have my partner’s tireless affection and support. 

I wish I could create representations that fully express the love that I have for them, but I can’t fathom where to begin, so this is as close as it gets: 

Home is not bound to any single location, not anymore. My family is home. Though I can’t always be with them, neither distance nor time will change their significance in my life. Photographing these individuals, objects, and places that represent our relationships is my way of further understanding who they are, and who I am. 

With these pictures, I can finally start to visualize home.