Inga Schweim (1942-2004)

1964 – Portrait of Inga Schweim (1942-2004). © Photo Gebhardt, Kiel

The story behind the image

The last few days before Christmas usually put me in a gloomy mood, because my mother died on the 22nd December 2004 at the age of just 62.

In the family archive I found this image of her, shot in 1964 by Photo Gebhardt, one of the popular studio photographers in Kiel, Germany, at the time. (The studio has ceased business, sadly.)

1964 was probably the best time for her. Young and free, beautiful and energetic – determined to make her way through the jungle called life. 1964 was also the year before I was born, which threw her into really uncharted territory but she did manage these challenges, too.

This is how I like to remember her, and I thank the photographer for this awesome shot.

The high resolution image

Capture Date1964
LocationKiel, Germany
Image Source7.5 x 9.5 cm Print
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3514 x 4345 Pixels
CopyrightPhoto © Photo Gebhardt, Kiel
Scan © by Mark Zanzig/

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