This series of photographs about my family is titled All That Love Allows. These
photographs are a very personal investigation of the changing relationships within my
family. Photographing my Mom, Dad, and two brothers I am examining how aging and
distance has changed our relationships, and how the lines of what I believe are normal
have become blurred. It is a curious and strange time in our family as my mother is now
aging and ailing and we, as her children, now care for her. My father holds onto the idea
of my brothers and me as young children while my younger brother is neither child nor
man. I still long for the days when we could all still fit and cuddle in the same bed on
Saturday mornings. The expectations between children and parents have been
curiously, and questionably reversed. These photographs are about the sadness and
confusion of illness and aging, nostalgia for childhood, and an insecurity about the future.
To make these photographs I stage my family within the family home in poses and
situations that are from my memories, reflecting real and imagined occurrences. They
are the staged family photograph, referencing both a theatre in photography as well as
the familiarity of family snapshots.
Mom in Bed
Mom, Her Mom and Sister
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