It feels like a farewell. Whenever I photograph him, I think that click might be the last. And yet, It's not admiration, but recognition of what he gave and what he tried to forcibly hand over to his family. Without any charm, I'm lucky enough to receive the camera he used back in the day, the same one that photographed him that day. So far, so good. I became a photographer and that has given him a kind of joy. A week ago I wrote him: "Thank you opa for introducing me to the photograph, the best gift ever". So far, no answer on the phone.
"It feels like a farewell...". Villarrica, Chile. Jan, 2023.