​ Artificial Families (#405) 09-04-13

It’s another ‘someone else’s work Wednesday’, and today’s someone else is photographer Jaime Diamond. She composed artificial families by seeking models on Craigslist, and matching them up as plausible family units for portraiture. The individuals did not know each other. See the project HERE.

This affirms my aversion to portraits of people with camera smiles. In Diamond’s project, the ‘say cheese’ expressions so homogenized the individuals that no emotional relationship needed to exist.