Guillaume Flandre, UK
Food for the Family Family Dinner
‘ This picture was taken at my grandparents’ apartment,’ explains Guillaume. ‘It’s a tradition in my family to go there on Christmas Eve for dinner. Like every year, my father and grandfather had gathered in the kitchen to cook for the family. I happened to walk by and noticed how they were framed by the door. I didn’t have my camera, so I ran to the bedroom to grab it, returned to that spot and waited for the perfect moment. It happened so quickly, I shot only this one frame.
‘ The lighting wasn’t optimal, so I had to open up to f/1.4. Including the drapes in the frame made the scene all the more theatrical, even though this moment was quite ordinary. This was the last time we’d celebrate dinner here together as my grandfather passed away the next year, making this picture even more meaningful to me.
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 R, 1/160sec at f/4, ISO 640