This is a touching story of a long-ago 6-year-old girl who lost her father in the worst way possible. Today she’s an aspiring photographer, guided firmly by her raw emotions. Gabriele talks about her father and her project in this manner: “My twin sister and I were only 6 years old when we lost him. He was killed. I was too young to understand back then. Too young to understand that we lost him forever. Missing someone for all your life became just a part of me… and I hope that my children will never have to experience it. [In my photography] I try to incorporate love, the bond, the connection between a father and a child. I can see their love through their eyes.” Gabriele aka JustGaba, from her heartbreaking experience, forges a lovely message important as life itself: “If you have a father, please hug him tighter, don’t be afraid to say that you need them in your life. Those memories [with them] are priceless.” Follow Gabriele on her Instagram and Facebook.
By Photographer Gabriele aka JustGaba
Gabriele lost her father when she was 6-years-old
Love, bond, and connection between a father and a child
“I can see their love through their eyes.”
Photo of Gabriele sitting in her father’s lap
“Father is so important in child’s life.”
“In my photography, I always think what does it feels like to have a dad?”