Eye Candy

Remembering Remembering

Rescuing moments from the tides of time.


  • Tyknos93 December 16th, 2013 8:00 PM

    Maria, I think you may be my favorite Rookie photographer. No lie. All of your photos are so personal and beautiful. I just feel like I could sink into them! This is really powerful as well. Thanks for sharing your work :)

  • Lucy23 December 16th, 2013 8:06 PM

    This is the saddest thing I have ever seen. My grandpa passed away recently so this just stings all the more. It’s so beautiful.

  • indramaria December 16th, 2013 8:20 PM

    This photo album made me feel such real things. I think sometimes when you feel cold and bitter and no one on this earth understands you, you can dip back into memories you share with someone who did. This album made feel sad in a happy way <3

  • ShayMarie December 16th, 2013 8:30 PM

    This was very beautiful, both the writing and the photographs. <3


  • franny1717 December 16th, 2013 8:39 PM

    this was honestly beautiful<3

  • RatioRae December 16th, 2013 8:56 PM

    I love this so much, it reminds me to value the time I have with the people I love. Thank you. :’)


  • Nadifa December 16th, 2013 9:06 PM

    The photographs are beautiful, especially knowing the story behind it :’


  • Julianne December 16th, 2013 9:12 PM

    MY HEART. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. and it reminded me of my beloved abuela, thank youuuuuu. <3

  • Marian December 16th, 2013 9:55 PM

    These are so beautiful. Thank you all for sharing them.


  • Regina December 17th, 2013 12:38 AM

    Maria Fernanda, you’re so brave. <3 <3

  • Flossy Mae December 17th, 2013 2:58 AM

    I absolutely love these…I’m not gonna lie they made me cry. I’m obsessed with the idea of memory / photographs / lost loved ones at the moment, this really touches me x

  • julalondon December 17th, 2013 3:55 AM

    This is beautiful. Thank you.

  • orthopedicsaddleshoes December 17th, 2013 6:47 AM

    What happened with the article about Beyoncé that was going on yesterday?

    • Anaheed December 17th, 2013 8:47 AM

      It’s going up tomorrow!

  • AliceS December 17th, 2013 6:52 AM

    Maria, your articles are becoming my favorite of all Rookie.


  • limegreensunset December 17th, 2013 12:20 PM

    heartbreakingly beautiful.


  • christinachristina December 17th, 2013 1:18 PM

    These are so, so, so gorgeous. I may or may not have teared up a little…

    A few ladies and I are working on a publication that explores connection, and these fit right in with that concept.

    If anyone would like to submit something along these lines or any lines of connection, please check out our website:

  • jwells December 17th, 2013 4:33 PM

    well….i’m crying….

  • December 17th, 2013 4:39 PM

    The first story, the loss of the father kind of got me. Exactly..today last year, I lost my grandfather and although I never met him in person it really hit me hard, I seriously understand where this post is coming from because I regret not taking advantage of his presence when I had the chance. My Dad died when I was a kid so I never really knew him but I had a chance to know my grandfather and I just let it slip…An African proverb I saw just a bit after was “When an elder dies, a library burns.” and…yeah. just yeah.
    I love this post a lot. Thanks.


  • mangointhesky December 17th, 2013 4:39 PM

    These were all beautiful!


  • alissa cha December 17th, 2013 4:55 PM

    this seriously brought me to tears.

    such sad and wonderful stories.

    thank you so much for sharing.

    life is a fragile thing …


  • isadora December 17th, 2013 9:56 PM

    Maria Fernanda, your last three photo projects have absolutely broken my heart and I mean it in the best way possible. Keep on rocking.

    mil besos, isa

  • thebrownette December 18th, 2013 12:17 AM

    Crying. The introduction reminded me to take lots of pictures this holiday season when I see my friends and family. One of my friends lost her mom last Christmas. And we’re all getting older, growing up, moving out and moving on.

  • dragonfly December 18th, 2013 5:35 AM

    Wow. These are so… beautiful. And sad. I feel so connected to and sad about these dear stories. <3

  • lexilikes December 18th, 2013 7:33 AM

    some really strong pieces of writing. This is beautifully saddening. The first one really got to me because I am so close with my Dad. Thank you for sharing these <3


  • December 23rd, 2013 3:51 AM

    I have to answer honestly , this made me sad. These are really strong. Everybody must value the time they’ve got with the people they love.

  • Alma December 27th, 2013 9:19 AM

    Can’t handle this dose of beauty and sadness <3

  • xoxololita January 24th, 2014 9:42 AM

    so lovely<3