by Tristan Shouldice
I have been fascinated by my wife’s Grandmother and her home for several years. I’ve begun exploring the idea that though she is not my Grandmother, she will be my children’s Great Grandmother, a genetic and generational tie that will affect who they become. A strong sense of self exists in her home. By exploring her warm and textural home I am attempting to add to my family’s history, and thus indirectly my own.
Born and raised in Kimberton PA on a biodynamic dairy farm with my sister and brother, we grew up surrounded by an idyllic countryside of fields and rolling hills. At the age of 10 my parents decided to move to Canada where my father was originally from. The rest of my childhood and teenage years were spent growing up in the small town of Nelson BC, this time surrounded by mountains and secluded lakes. I began taking and making photographs around sixteen turning my camera on my friends and family, documenting the life that surrounded me. From the end of high school until my early twenties I traveled to countries ranging from Japan to Guatemala to Italy. After moving back to BC from living in Scotland, I completed an education in photography in Victoria where I now call this city my home.
My wife, Jenna Shouldice, and I photograph regularly across Canada and internationally for editorial and private assignments.
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