I was in Canada a couple weeks ago – more specifically Ottawa (my hometown). My grandmother turned 80 at the end of June and my family was throwing a surprise party for her. After some conspiring with my little sister, we decided that I would show up at the party as a surprise to not only my grandparents, but my parents as well. I hadn’t seen the grandfolks in about 5 years (it had been almost two years since seeing my parents) – and it amazes me how much my family ages. More accurately, I guess it amazes me at how being away for such long periods of time forces me to notice the aging process. I have always had what I considered “young” grandparents – and to visibly notice them getting older is kind of disconcerting. And so I photograph them…
A Canadian, Angela is a photographer that lives in Venice Beach, California and has driven from one end of the continent to the other three times in one year. She once flipped her car ten times and used to test explosives for the government.
venice beach, ca