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  • Kristy Martino

I love a long-term project

I’ve been working on my father for… About 10 years. A full decade.


I’ve given talks where he was the subject, I’ve taken pictures of him, I’ve written stories about him—I even have a quarter of a novel started about him. I didn’t think it was about him at first, but the more time passes, the more I realize he is always in my head and I am trying to sort us both out. The novel is unfinished and likely to remain unfinished for another decade. Or two. Or three. I’m alright with that. Sometimes you need to walk away from something for a time in order to be able to see it better. I think Dolly Parton said she couldn’t write her memoir until everyone she loved died. So yes, I do love the long-term projects. The above photograph of Angelo (my father) was taken by me at Rolando’s Diner in Binghamton, NY in 2003/2004. Guess it’s been more like two decades (or a lifetime) that I’ve been working on this “project,” eh? 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚??? . . . #peanutbutterpurpose #nonconformist #creativecoaching #dobusinessdifferently #selfpromotion #workingartistmother #longtermproject #photographyprojects#photographyprojects #writinganovel#writinganovel #fathersanddaughters#fathersanddaughters