Husband Diaries: This Man From His Wife’s Eyes

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I realized one day, while going through my photos, that I had thousands (yes, literally thousands!) of photos of my children, but very few of my husband. I found it strange.

He’s part of this family too!

Actually, he’s my favorite person in the world.

Why don’t I photograph him??

We’re always reminding ourselves to get in the frame too, which is so important, but what about my husband, my partner?

I found myself watching him when he worked in the garden or on his truck. I loved it.

So, that’s what I decided to capture.

He doesn’t love to be photographed, like most men, but he’s married to me after all (so he puts up with it). He isn’t worried about being stylish or trendy.

(The man loves his overalls!)

He’s complex and often misunderstood.

He is mine and worth documenting too.

And, I like showing the world who he is through my eyes.


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Story + photography contributed by April Kraus.

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Author: MarieMasse
I help client documentary photographers fine-tune their workflow + marketing game, so their work is filled with sessions that represent their voice + client values while earning a living. I shoot undirected, off-beat stories that aren’t preserved often enough (like the story of couples before starting a fam or becoming empty-nesters – a dream project of mine), so my clients’ old box of photos is a meaningful, visual diary of their life + legacy to leave behind.

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