Best 100 Fearless Awards of 2023

A few days before Claudia and Paolo's wedding, her grandfather had a heart attack and was hospitalized. The bride is very close to him and chose to visit him right after the wedding ceremony.

I saw the joy and surprise on the grandfather's face as soon as he saw her because he was unaware of this visit, but I also saw his expression change when she left. It's hard when you face delicate moments like these because you have to decide when it's time to stay close or leave the space and find a balance between what's happening.

I had an instinct that told me, "Tell his story." What's he feeling right now? How can I frame this emotion? I turned the angle and got close to the door to include the bride, leaving the left part of the image and the granddad on the right part.

The color enhanced the feeling of this image. It's a very powerful moment. I am very fond of this image. I have always thought that photography is a great tool for capturing moments that would otherwise be lost without the photographer.