romantic path of self destruction 2015-present
this 35mm series explores romantic aspects of people, who don't always choose to walk through life on a 'beaten path'.
these two fellas for example are my (now deceased) father-(and ex-step-father of my wife)-in-law and they were best buddies throughout most of their lives. beer drinkers, trouble-makers, who wouldn't get tired to refer to each other and themselves as "shit-heads", they've sure had fun years but also lived close to poverty, misery and, often, violence.
derek or "dee" (my father-in-law) was passionate about many things: old-timers (earlier in life), models (his whole life) and he was somewhat of a lost poet and writer, who never turned his creative side into a livelihood but slowly descended the infamous "ladder" of life after losing his basement apartment in hamilton, ontario after which he lived in a dead-end facility for untreatable drunks and drug addicts.