A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn’t stop smiling…
With the unexpected success of this series, titled “Mamika” (or grandma in Hungarian), Goldberger created a MySpace page for her. She now has over 2,200 friends and receives messages like: “You’re the grandmother that I have dreamed of, would you adopt me?” and ” You made my day, I hope to be like you at your age.”
Initially, she did not understand why all these people wrote to congratulate her. Then, little by little, she realized that her story conveyed a message of hope and joy. In all those pictures, she posed with the utmost enthusiasm. Now, after the set, Goldberger shares that his grandmother has never shown any signs of depression. Perhaps it’s because her story serves some sort of purpose.
I’m no photographer, but I would love to do something like this for someone one day.
Definitely DEFINITELY going on my “Before I Die” list.
Because I like to set realistic goals for myself.
bucket list: visit all 50 states
Iowa - Illinois - Indiana in three days! 39 more to go.
Hurray for future road trips. <3
Driving through doesn’t count! :P
Illinois Indiana Iowa
New Hampshire New Jersey
I learned it!
On the first try, too.
I had my friends holding onto me on the sides until they let go…
And I just kept riding and riding and riding.
I felt like Harry Potter when he first rode a broom.
I was scared the entire time because the bike was SO high up (I had to step on a bench to get onto it) but I also couldn’t stop laughing the entire time because it was that much fun.