Family Journeys is a personal project I've started with the gracious support of my parents. At its core, it is documentary family photography. The story of a couple's vacation, their love, and their appreciation for one another. The signs of togetherness, of sharing an experience, of sharing life.
As a personal project from the perspective of a photographer and writer, it's much more. An experiment in storytelling. Gained experience. New discoveries about oneself, family, life.
This gallery of pictures represents 20 of my favorite pictures from the first three chapters of Family Journeys — two one-week-long stays on the German island of Sylt in May 2018 and June 2019 respectively and a week in the Austrian village of Mayrhofen in October 2018.
There's also a photo essay about the latest week on my blog. And I'll be releasing photo essays for the first two chapters of Family Journeys soon.
For more details check the captions of the pictures as well as a more detailed look at the personal work I do in general and Family Journeys in particular in the "The Personal Work I Do" section here.
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