Vanda Playford - A MODEL FAMILY, 1994

7 colour prints 24x20 inches

The family snapshot is are record of happy sunny days and good times spent together at family gatherings. The overall effect is to convey pleasure and harmony within the nuclear family.

In these photographs, using a method similar to photomontage, I have reinvented the family album with my adult self playing all the parts. Original photgraphs were used as a way of triggering memories of past events and interrelationships which are alluded to in the photographs.The intention is to create a set of "mock" family photographs which challenge preconceptions of family life and the way in which we choose to document it.


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