Differently familiar

The work is an ongoing project that aims to explore different forms of familiar bonds which belong to the contemporary society.
In this regard, the work focuses on the performative nuance of the portrait and how it can reveal codes, paradigms, shifts, gestures, traditions, hints of lives.

I was fascinated by the Flemish group portraits where it’s possible to read different stories through each subject’s personal representation and pose.
Having in mind this traditional paintings, I wondered how the contemporary families and couples might express themselves through a single group portrait where all the individualities are asked to “represent” themselves through material hints and symbols.

At the end of 2018 I’ve decided to begin this journey photographing some groups of my family and my partner’s family. It’s currently going on with friends and strangers.

Please note that this is an open and ongoing project. If you want to take part in it contact me at info@gretalorimer.com