“Family Portraits” is a collection of self-portraits taken during the artists, and their two children’s, travels to idyllic panoramic settings across the world. It is a continuous investigation of how we perceive and save our memory of nature through the mediated picture, but also how we use the mediation of nature for self-identification.
All dressed up in full body suits that bounce the light of the flash back into the camera lens, the shapes of what we read as a family constellation indicate anonymity. As with many photographs throughout history, these images serve as evidence that four bodies were present in the scenery. Simultaneously we experience the four individual’s absence in the photographs as their features are erased -like radiant phantoms waiting to transcend to another dimension. The role of nature as an enduring source to idealization remains untouched.