“Some of the finest dancers and musicians are members of the animal kingdom” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Joshua Gerwe by ©Cyndal Lorch

“I met and got to know Josh on the other side of the world. Like literally on the other side of the world in the Philippines. Of all the new and interesting people that I met while I was there, Josh was the only one who’s birthday was still available for the project. So here he is. We decided on a sports theme since that’s kinda his thing, and as a true athlete and trooper, we actually ended up shooting this in the rain since Mother Nature wanted in on it too. Enjoy!” – Cyndal L

Image © Cyndal Lorch

An Interview with Joshua

Q. What is your best memory/moment from one of your past birthdays?

A. One of the best moments is when I went to New Brunswick on my road trip and celebrated with my family from out there

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. There was nothing bad other than I dropped my phone in broke it after the process

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that most surprised you?

A. Money and a lot of it

Q. Is there one food or dish that you insist on eating during your birthday celebration?

A. Either steak or chicken Slovaki

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. With family of course

Q. Do you/your family/culture have any traditions/rituals/ceremonies that are performed to celebrate birthdays? What is it?

A. No rituals