DescriptionA year ago around this time my Father underwent a series of tests to later find out that he had Prostate Cancer. At the end of May I took an emergency flight to Lima, Peru with my 6 month old baby and my toddler and arrived just after his surgery. Thanks to the grace of the Lord, the doctor's were able to remove his Prostate and my Father has responded well to treatment. My children and I stayed by my Father's side for almost a month and I must say that the whole experience was a very painful one. I dedicate this photograph to my Father for his courage and his strengthand to all the people in the world that have and are being affected by Cancer.'I'll stand by you' 30% of the proceeds of the sale for this image will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Sweet Moments Photography, Ontario Member Since January 2012 Artist Statement Hello, my name is Marilyn. I Live in Ontario with my husband and my two children. I was born in Lima, Peru, but have been living in Canada since the age of twelve. I'm a professional photographer who graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a double Major in Visual Arts and French Language and Literature. My father gave me my first camera when I was fourteen and since then photography has been one of my passions in life. I also love to paint with acrylics and oils, I love to draw with charcoals and pastels and I love playing the piano. I like to dance ballet, compose music, sing, travel and read. I am a very spiritual person who's inspired by nature, flowers, children and faith. 'We live in a world, where there is so much suffering, tragedy and discord, therefore I try to find refuge in the beautiful things that life does offer and that are just within our reach, if we could just open our hearts to it.' When I photograph, I enter a state that brings me much peace, joy and hope. In my daily struggle with Depression for the past five years, I find that photography has helped me somewhat. I feel very drawn to the tranquility of nature, the overwhelming beauty of flowers, the innocence and pure hearts of children and the teachings of the Bible. When I photograph, the entire world becomes silent to me, and suddenly the darkness turns into light. I am truly inspired to produce art that reflects my inner thoughts and my deepest feelings. I wish happiness for all mankind, salvation for every soul, and I hope for world unity and peace. Please take a moment to browse through my galleries, and please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you.