Heart

Since I learned how to talk, I've referring to my maternal grandmother as "Heart". The story behind it I feel everyone knows it because it seems she repeats it to everyone she meets. When I was a baby she would always tell me I was her Heart and I couldn't get the "g" sound in grandma so one day I said Heart and when my mom asked who that was I held up a picture of my grandmother. I was named after her, Lenora, and with everyone in my life - minus my parents and brother - I've always felt closest to her. I've made a point these past few years to take photographs of her. Considering I'm a photographer and I feel people have to be documented in photos to somehow leave behind something for family - the photos are always very close to me. Here's just a a close portrait of my Heart from this past trip a few weeks ago.