Monday, October 29, 2012
I have wanted to do a portrait of him for some time, so I'm grateful for this challenge. I based it on a photo taken by my older brother John, who was interested in photography as a teenager, and Grandpa happily obliged him by posing for some pictures. Grandpa lived to be 96. He had hoped to make it to 100 to get a letter from the Queen, as he'd been born on the Isle of Man. It was not to be, but fond memories live on in our hearts.
So here he is, pipe in hand, in a three-piece suit as he dressed every day.