Photographers gifting memories to grieving parents
Christchurch-based Remembrance Photograper Sharon Thompson, featured in NZ’s www.stuff.co.nz website about her work:
Sharon Thompson’s professional images are documentary style – beautifully lit, black and white, faces and spaces captured in time. There is a stillness and gravity that is a world apart from the woman herself. She’s all red hair, pink lipstick, laughter and wiggle dresses – colour and vitality, bubbling over with excitement and life.
Which adds extra poignancy to the images she gifts – those of the precious souls who have been taken too soon. Children and babies not meant for this world, who visit ever so briefly and leave behind only a shadow of what could have been. Shadows, and some beautiful moments, caught forever on film.