Aristide Economopoulos 02
1. When was this photo taken?
2. Where was this photo taken?
My parents home in Bethesda, MD
3. Who took this photo?
4. What are we looking at here?
My Grandmother Mary Mian knitting a cover for a pillow
5. How does this old photo make you feel?
Sad and happy. She passed in 2001 at the age of 98. I miss her. I was named after her husband Aristide Mian who was a Parisian sculptor. She was a writer for the New Yorker magazine and they were an art couple living in France and then after WWII in Nyack, NY, and then moving to Santa Fe, NM. I feel I got my art background from him and she was very supportive in my career. I was the only one of my siblings and cousins who followed in the arts. I'm happy that this roll has been founded and developed!
6. Is this what you expected to see?
I had no idea what was on this film. I was a little scarred that it was an important assignment that I was hired to photograph and lost an important roll for a client or project. Thankfully this was an important roll found that had deep personal images. Most of this roll is of my family and our pets. My grandmother has since passed as our cats also so this was a nice surprise to see this roll.
7. What kind of memories does this photo bring back?
A lot of memories with her being my biggest fan of my work. She stayed with my family in her later years and I would see and talk to her daily. I remember her frequently writing and knitting and taking walks around my neighborhood.
8. How do you think others will respond to this photo?
Remind them of their loved-ones if it be a family member or a pet. We sometimes take for granted that they will always will be there.