Today we discovered Fausto Podavini and his beautiful series called MiRelLa that follows the touching story of Mirellam, a seventy-one year old wife, mother and grandmother, as she cared for her ailing husband of forty three years, Luigi. Luigi had Alzheimers, a condition they both coped with for six years before he passed away in 2011.
Here are some of the images from the series that made us melt; age is a beautiful but harsh reality, and there is no denying that so much of our lives is controlled by our heads alone.
It might be easy to make growing old look beautiful, but it takes great skill to make each photograph feel like your audience has lived, or lives even the smallest part of it.
All images (c) Fausto Podavini