I am veering off the adventures today to share a bit more about a deeper layer of myself. This is related to my late Grandfather, Norman Braton. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, he was a Mechanical Engineer. Here is was in the 1966 approx. at around age 47, almost the same age as I am. He even appeared in National Geographic in 1983, this is the picture they posted in the magazine. He was shattering a tire frozen in liquid nitrogen. He wrote engineering books too.
To me though, he was my grandfather that loved all 5 of his grandchildren equally and taught us all so much about how to live a good life and caring for others. To make a long story short, he passed away in 1995 after a long illness and it hit me real hard. Especially since I am quite sure he had suffered beforehand. I was 28 years old then, I never felt like I got over it and carried that pain all these years.
Fast forward to 2013. I had an old picture he took during fall in the 1970’s.
I have to give my Grandpa a lot of the credit for getting me interested in photography, although it took awhile to become so important to me. Thanks Grandpa!
- Portraits of my family are the most difficult pictures to make (joshsanseri.wordpress.com)