Eighty Five was shot in Northen Italy, August 2010, in Anna`s bedroom. I wanted to show how instinctive and strong love can still be at 85. Anna and Roberto got married in October 2004 aged 78. It’s a couple full of joy and activities for their age: they go on holiday, they drive all over the country, they pray a lot, love makes them feel younger and they still enjoy having sex.
Taken in November 2013 at home in his bedroom.
I came to look after my father in November 2013, so that my mother could have a break from caring for him. To keep myself busy, I set about taking photographs of him; he was a very willing model. He obliging got into bed and shut his eyes. He lay so still, I thought he had fallen asleep. This photo of my father is very poignant as it is one of the last photos of him before dementia really set it; he died six months later in April 2014 in care home.
i bleed each month to help make humankind a possibility. my womb is home to the divine. a source of life for our species. whether i choose to create or not. but very few times it is seen that way. in older civilizations this blood was considered holy. in some it still is. but a majority of people. societies. and communities shun this natural process. some are more comfortable with the pornification of women. the sexualization of women. the violence and degradation of women than this. they cannot be bothered to express their disgust about all that. but will be angered and bothered by this. we menstruate and they see it as dirty. attention seeking. sick. a burden. as if this process is less natural than breathing. as if it is not a bridge between this universe and the last. as if this process is not love. labour. life. selfless and strikingly beautiful.
Photography by Prabh Kaur & Rupi Kaur