Turning Grief into Remembrance
I do portraits of lost loved ones to help their families turn negative feelings of grief into positive feelings of remembrance. I feel this is important work because frequently when families lose a loved one – especially when it is unexpected – they can be left with few quality images to enjoy and share. My goal is to produce high quality portraits based on emotionally priceless, but technically poor photographs.
I do this work in support of non-profits dealing with gun violence, drunk driving, cancer, suicide and childhood life-limiting diseases among others. My portraits go to families throughout the US and are a gift to them and the sponsoring organizations.
Organizations that I support include:
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving – national
- Contra Costa Crisis Center – San Francisco Bay Area
- Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation – San Francisco Bay Area
- Everytown/Mothers Demand Action – California
- Rizpah Network – Tennessee
- Soulumination – associated with the Seattle Children’s Hospital
- George Mark Children’s House – San Francisco Bay Area
- Cancer Support Community – San Francisco Bay Area
- Faces Not Forgotten – national