Carlos was always the fun center of the family. Always good for a joke and a funny remark.
But he was not good at keeping the women in his life and was married four times. Even though the divorces took a toll on him, he always bounced back and found his good spirit again.
Carlos lived to be 72 years old.

The inspiration for these paintings comes from the Ma’nene ceremony in Indonesia, where families open family graves, bring out their dead relatives, dress them in nice clothes, celebrate the rice harvest with them and take pictures with them before putting them back in their graves. Honoring one’s ancestors in this way is believed to bring good luck.
This ceremony seems very far-fetched in our Western culture, but it inspired me to create a series of “posthumous portraits”.
What if we took portrait photos of our deceased relatives?
Could we sense their past lives and living personalities in them?