My Father and Me, 1970

JUNE 1970 – Klaus Zanzig (left) and his son Mark take a selfie in a photo box in Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Today, my father would have celebrated his 83rd birthday.

So I selected an image from the family archive. It originates from a photo box, probably located in Kiel, Germany, where we made a series of four selfies. The photos are not well focused and pretty small but I like the positive mood that comes across. We apparently had a good time, and I remember my father to be like that: an optimistic, friendly person. When he died way too early in 1983, it broke my heart.

I will always love him.

The high resolution image

Capture DateJune 1970
Image Source4 x 5 cm black & white print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3573 x 4772 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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