This video was made as part of a photo-journalism workshop. My father is the subject.
The sound of him playing the piano can be heard throughout. The song he is playing is called ‘Fascination’ and is one of his favorites. The cruelty of advanced dementia has taken its toll on him and he is no longer able to play piano the way he once could. During our photo session I sat him down behind the piano and he immediately began to play this song over and over again, to the best of his ability. The residents of his nursing home had never seen him play the piano before and took the opportunity to listen and enjoy a little entertainment. The actual song ‘Fascination’ is played in the closing.

Making this video gave me the chance to explore a different side of my photography and choosing my father as the subject allowed me a chance to connect with him on a deeper level.

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