This is a story about my grandparents Else and Poul, whom I’ve been photographing for four years (2015-2018).

Poul and Else Mathiassen met in 1960. Else was a nurse and Poul and engineer. When Poul was offered a job in Iran he told his new employer, that he had to get married first so Else could join him. After five years in Iran they returned to Denmark, moved into a house in Skanderborg and had two children. They were the loves of each other’s lives and were married for 57 years. Poul was diagnosed with dementia and Parkinson’s disease in 2011. By then he had already been suffering from bad memory, difficulty with concentration and a lost sense of time and place.

Part of this series was awarded 1st place in the reportage category, Danish Picture of The Year, 2019

And was published in the Danish daily newspaper Berlingske, 2018.