My great-grandfather Hubert Vivian Wilson was an Australian engineer who moved to the U.S. around 1906 or so to work for the earthworks and mining machinery company Bucyrus-Erie in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was a hobbyist photographer and spent decades documenting his family, his work and his travels around the world. A few years ago I inherited two boxes of his vintage negatives- since I have no access to a dark room it's taken me some time to go through them.
Mangoes in the summer in Australia are amazing- during my first summer here in Sydney I went crazy for them. Every Sunday I would buy a box of 20 mangoes for 20 bucks and spend the next couple days dripping with juice, eating them over the sink. My mother-in-law grew up in South Africa and her fondest memories of Christmas always involved piles of mangoes (and that's all that she ever wants from us for Christmas).
Needless to say, I was pretty excited when the people who represent Aussie Mangoes contacted me to do some shots for them.
Good Weekend had an assignment for me a few weeks ago to cover a story about several families with children who are critically ill and have terminal illnesses. In two cases the children were born with a devastating disease that made it unable for them to develop mentally and physically as a normal child would.