It was such a wonderful and rewarding experience photographing the residents and staff of a long term care home in Waterloo, Ontario this past December. Hired to take a “day-in-the-life” documentary approach, I had full access to the facility, photographing the events and moments as they unfolded.
Over the three days that I was there, I learned many names and faces, as well as, the jobs needed to make everything run smoothly. I witnessed laughter and camaraderie. I saw the joy in the faces of those who had visits from loved ones and when a favourite song was played. Through my lens I became a part of the community.
I was a little sad to leave as I became quite fond of some of the special characters who touched my life. However, there is some comfort knowing that the images I took will, in some way, make time stand still.
- Lori-Anne Crewe