I spent a little over three weeks following David Lee Kronick around with my camera and a microphone so that I could document his life. Here is a small album of some of the photographs I took during my time with David.
“My younger sister Donna says, ‘David you’re just not ready for it [parting with his wife’s cookbooks]. You’ll know when you’re ready to get rid of them.'”
David’s wife, Nancy, used to write notes in her cookbooks. Many still contain her handwritten notes.
David and Nancy met while both were working at the same restaurant.
At 65, four years after Nancy’s passing, David still works as a chef in Flagstaff, Arizona.
“It was hard at first,” David says, regarding cooking after Nancy passed away.
David’s trustee steed, Emma.
“How many stars do you count?”
David was not aware of his dyslexia until his late 30’s. Though he attends church regularly, he often questions the sermons.
Bowling with his coworkers has helped David after his wife’s passing. He calls his gatherings a “fellowship of friendship.”
David sarcastically lines up his roll. “None of us can bowl,” he says, “but we all have a good time.”
David grabs gas before heading into town.
Pastor Tim gives a speech while David waits to speak to the group about Nancy, religion, and love.
“I don’t believe in organized religion but I do believe in a community of fellowship.”
David Lee Kronick.