During a family gathering and announcement of our pending parenthood. Someone commented that my mum’s death blessed our family with 2 children, first my niece, and now our very own child.
Those words haunted me for a while. This time between arrival and departure, what we call life. We are told to live life to the fullest, regret nothing.
Learning to embrace this fragility of life is what I aimed to capture in these photographs. Whilst we portray a certain calmness going about our daily ways, there is a certain sense of uncertainty about what tomorrow brings. The thought however, that the person is in a better place calms our hearts and grants us peace.
As we await the arrival of our own child, we can only hope to impress good memories and visions of a beautiful place. A place where we call home for a while. A place where life and death are intertwined, but we do not fear death. We live our lives normally as a form of victory.
Photographs & Text: Zeng Liwei | Website: http://zengliwei.com
Waiting for Lele, by Zeng Liwei was made during the IPA Mentorship Program. Click to view: More Mentorship Projects.
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beautiful and poetic!