Northern California native and award-winning photographer, artist Gail Parris, was raised in the country, where she acquired an enormous appreciation of nature and its beauty. Always seeking a creative outlet she has passionately pursued photography (along with other forms of art), since her parents first gave her a camera as a child. She has taken numerous photography and art classes. Largely an outdoor photographer, she seeks to explore the intricacies of nature and her surroundings.
ENDINGS is a photo essay by Gail Parris offered as a tribute not only to her parents, but to everyone, since all of us have lost or will lose our parents and that which is most precious to us, often under far more tragic circumstances. Even more importantly, it serves as a reminder to not wait, but to discuss, enjoy and appreciate life as it is now.
All of the pictures were taken on film from 2001 to mid-2004, scanned and printed by the artist. Two are montages to enhance the story. A few have multiple in-camera exposures, such as some of her mother, giving a halo like effect. All are archival ink jet photographs printed on archival photo paper.
After a Night on the Prowl
Mother in Bedroom