A photography relationship between me and my mother: that awkward moment in which you realize that maybe your passion for photography is linked with the “saturation” of being photographed all the time by your mother. The heritage my mother’s habit of taking pictures of me is that I got annoyed and I started being the one behind the camera.
I think that one of the reasons why my mother was always photographing me was because she didn’t like to be photographed; she wanted to have the control of the camera so that no one could eventually take pictures of her. Curiously, she transmitted this mindset to me, so that it was easy for me to understand that I preferred to be the one behind the camera and not the one in the front of the lens. Even more curiously, after more or less 25 years from my birth, she would like to be photographed, but her son (i.e. me) doesn’t want to shoot pictures of her. And she got really angry; and nowadays we fight because of that. A lot of times…
Besides the autobiographical part of the story, I don’t know why she really liked to take the most awkward pictures of me, in the most awkward moments, doing the most awkward things ever. I don’t know why, but she had the opposite result she wanted: I don’t look at these pictures being ashamed about that. I think they’re quite unique. Why should I have to be ashamed about that? I thing that not all the “kids” can have pictures like that.
However, I don’t even know what camera or film my mother used, but some of these pictures have a typical Lomo-look. I cannot explain this.